Monday, July 11, 2016

N.C. Shrimp Was a Really Big Deal-- Part 3: Started in North Carolina

It isn'y widely known, but fishing for shrimp in the open sea, the development that really made the shrimp fisher big business had its beginning in North carolina.  It came sometime around 1915, when some fishermen in the Beaufort area noticed unusually large shrimp being taken in the ocean's deeper waters, instead of the inside waters.

It wasn't long before today's great shrimp trawling gear was developed.

Commercial fishermen in the South lost little time in adopting the methods in use by tar Heel shrimpers and the South's lucrative shrimp industry began.


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