Dulac, La. - There's a frenzy of activity around David Chauvin's Seafood in Dulac. Boats are headed out, others are coming in, all in the search for shrimp.
"We probably unloaded about 15,000 pounds of shrimp so far since the season opened," says Chauvin.
The first boats hit the water early Monday morning. The season for the Terrebonne Basin opened at 6:00 a.m. and shrimpers from all over came to skim the waters.
Chauvin says Terrebonne Parish produces the largest amount of shrimp by volume in the state, and the populations look good this year. Stephen Marse only came back to the dock to replenish his supplies.
"Shrimp look good," says Marse. "Got a few big ones if you can find them. They look real good. I got in them a while ago but I ran out of fuel and ice so had to start all over."
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