Shrimp — those tasty native Lowcountry crustaceans — are looking slim so far for the spring and the summer. But commercial shrimpers say it's early yet.
And if the past few years have shown anything, it's that the always uncertain crop has been even more hit-and-miss.
The young white shrimp, the spring crop, are fewer and smaller than would be expected in recent S.C. Department of Natural Resources trawl net sampling in the estuaries. That's because of the recent cold snap keeping waters cooler, biologists say.
"They need to do a lot of growing," said Larry DeLancey of DNR.
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