There have been concerns that current drought conditions could be hurting the shrimping business here in the Coastal Bend; but perhaps not.
On Wednesday at Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass, a shrimping boat came into the dock stuffed full of Gulf shrimp. Folks there said the season started slow, but has since picked up, and now shrimpers are seeing regular hauls just like that one.
As for what may have caused the slow start, they're not sure; but what they do know is that more than two years after the BP oil spill the Gulf, shrimp appear to be as healthy as ever.
"Well, the quality of shrimp is as good as it's ever been," said Grant Erickson, a shrimp business owner. "The amount of shrimp changes every year. It's very consistent with the amount of shrimp that comes out of the Gulf of Mexico."
Texas shrimpers are expected to account for almost 27.4-million pounds of shrimp this season.
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