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8:01 am on Sunday October 26, 2014

Marsh Tacky shrimping all but gone

The Marsh Tacky horse was a Lowcountry icon, but creative shrimping techniques powered by the stocky horses have goneĀ along with the disappearance of the semi-feral animals from theĀ public's perception.
3:47 am on Sunday July 18, 2010

Charleston's fishing, shrimping industry continues to dwindle

Image by Flickr user PostPostModern This story isn't hard news, but paints more of a picture about how much South Carolina has changed during the last 50 years, and the perspectives of the independent industry today. Take a read over here. If there'...
3:23 am on Saturday October 10, 2009

Shem Creek shrimp boats continue to disappear

Image by Flickr user CB Photography It's a trend that is unfortunately no longer shocking, but the shrimp boat tradition that has help make Shem Creek so picaresque continues to dry up. Read more stories on this subject in our shrimping topic...
9:59 am on Saturday August 22, 2009

Lowcountry shrimpers still getting squeezed, but there's hope

Image by Flickr user OneEighteen Image by 20090822-shrimp.jpgLocal shrimpers have faced a trio of threats for years: Declining catches, more expensive gas and docking, and increased foreign competition. Read more stories on this subject in our...
4:16 am on Monday July 13, 2009

Hopes of a good shrimping season might be dashed by seaweed woes

Image by Flickr user huggingthecoastImage by 20090713-shrimp.jpg Early this season, shrimpers had hoped that a combination of cheaper fuel and heavy rains would make for a good shrimping season. But a bloom of two types of seaweed is mucking up nets...
4:37 am on Tuesday June 9, 2009

In photos: A day spent shrimping in the Lowcountry

Image by Paul Zoeller/Summerville Journal Scene Capt. Wayne Magwood guides his boat, 'Winds of Fortune' away from the Magwood Seafood docks on Shem Creek. Living up to his usual standard, Paul Zoeller has put up a great set of photos from a day he...
1:50 pm on Sunday December 7, 2008

Ginormous tiger shrimp turn up in local nets

Image by Flickr user naturalkindsImage by 20081207-tiger-shrimp.jpg Over the last several weeks several giant "tiger shrimp" have been caught off South Carolina's coasts. The shrimp can weigh a half-pound and get as big as a lobster. They are native...
8:29 am on Tuesday November 11, 2008

Exploring shrimping's 'ick' factor

Image by Flickr user Photo MojoImage by 20081111-shrimp.jpg Shrimping isn't all picturesque sunsets. In their effort to document "The Dirtiest Jobs in the Lowcountry," ABC News 4 went for a tour on a local shrimping boat. Go watch their video. You...
10:25 pm on Wednesday May 21, 2008

Shrimping season opens today

Image by flickr user Savannah GrandfatherImage by 20080522shrimp.jpg Shrimping season has opened as of 8 a.m. This is the first of the state's three seasons, the white roe shrimp season. Edible Lowcountry reports on the three: Mid- to late May:...
10:24 am on Friday May 16, 2008

Behind the scenes on Charleston's waterways

The Charleston City Paper takes a look at those who work the waterways of the Lowcountry in a slideshow on their Web site. The slideshow shares images of life on the water, including a diverse array of the people who depend on it for their...
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