National Fisherman


PORT ROYAL, SC (WTOC) - Just down 11th Street in Port Royal, folks will find the only publicly owned shrimp docks in South Carolina. But in the last few years, council members have had a difficult time keeping them afloat.
 
The town of Port Royal is hoping their new dock manager, Joey Morris, will be able to keep money and shrimp flowing up and down the area. Morris is a 30 year veteran of the shrimping business.

"It pays good money," he said.
 
But it's tough work.

"You got to know the water. You got to know where you going. You got to know shrimp, the winds, tides, and everything affects it," said Morris.

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