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7721
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Shrimping is an important industry in the state. Recently high coats of fuel and low market prices have driven many shrimpers out of business. Kenny Sessions, a native of Topsail Island, is a contractor by day. At night he fishes for shrimp with a homemade trap he has built. Sessions has been so successful that the North Carolina Fishery Resource Grant (FRG) is studying his invention to see if it has application for commercial and recreational shrimpers.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Winter 2006, p20-25, il Periodical Website
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16325
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North Carolina's shrimpers face hard times from foreign competition and the current economic situation. At the present time foreign shrimp account for 90 percent of the market. Smith discusses how the federal Trade Adjustment and Assistance (TAA) for Farmers and Fishermen program is helping shrimpers get through the hard times.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Holiday 2011, p21-25, il Periodical Website
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8171
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The shrimp fishery in North Carolina began about 1880, but its actual potential was not realized until 1923 when for the first time in the state's history, over a million pounds of shrimp were landed. The landings peaked in 1953, when fourteen million pounds were landed. Since then landings have fluctuated at a lower level with slightly over five million pounds landed in 1965. The brown, spotted, and white shrimp are the important commercial species of shrimp. In this first of two articles on shrimp and shrimp research, McCoy and McKenzie discuss the shrimp's life history, migration patterns, gear and methods of harvesting, vessels used, and the shrimping season.
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