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North Carolina has a long history of shrimping. Commercial shrimping began in the early days of the 20th-century and centered around the Southport area. Three species of shrimp are caught in the state's coastal waters -- the brown, pink, and white. Green discusses the history of shrimping from Native American times to the present; boats and equipment used; and legal and environmental issues.
The state's fisheries remain an integral part of eastern North Carolina's history and culture. Whether for commercial or subsistence purposes, fishermen have been active from prehistoric eras to modern dredging and trawling operations. Numerous species of fish and shellfish also contributed to the importance of fishing off the coast.