The commercial shrimping season is shaping up to be a successful year when compared to what it was in 2013, even though the harvest by historical standards would only be considered average.

 

Bruce Collins, manager at the City Market seafood store in Brunswick, remembers how bad last year's season was and has revelled in watching the trawlers bring in loads of the tasty crustacean.

 

"It's been 10 times better than last year," Collins said Wednesday.

 

Now that it's fall and temperatures are cooling, shrimp spawned over the summer are growing and Collins said fishermen who have already had a decent year are starting to bring in more of the desirable white shrimp that sell well.

 

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