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Shrimpin’ ain't easy, but Hurricane Matthew sure did help


Shrimpin’ ain't easy, but Hurricane Matthew sure did help

You could say business is "swell" for some Lowcountry shrimpers in South Carolina. Shem Creek was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew, but there's been a " jumbo sized" side-effect. Shrimp nets have been packed with product.

The hurricane did a lot of damage but the abundance of shrimp has been a silver lining.


The storm is flushed out more shrimp than some boats can handle. That means it's a good time to be a shrimper right now.

Estuaries are the nursery for the shrimp. The storm flushed a lot of the shrimp out. That's why we're expecting to have an abundance of shrimp.
Cyndi Tarvin

Some fishermen said they were already pulling in a decent catch before the storm hit two weekends ago.  But whenMatthew rolled through,  conditions became perfect for bringing in full nets. 

Shrimpers said it takes two weeks for everything to settle down after a big storm.

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