Shrimping is an important, and unfortunately endangered, industry in South Carolina. Cheap foreign shrimp have flooded our stores and restaurants, driving prices so low that local shrimpers must struggle to compete. These imported shrimp may be inexpensive, but they at times come with a high cost to our health, environment, economy, and community.
South Carolina shrimp are naturally fresh and flavorful, and they are caught in our own coastal waters. When you eat local shrimp, you help prevent intense pollution and you provide much needed support to our state’s shrimpers.