"Shrimp Boat Reflections B&W" was photographed in Darien, Georgia in May of 2021.
As you can tell, I love shrimp boats and am very supportive of keeping the industry alive and well in Coastal Georgia. One way to support the industry is to eat only local 'Wild Georgia Shrimp' when dining in Coastal Georgia. Legally, restaurants can not use the term 'Wild Georgia Shrimp' on their menu if they are importing seafood from foreigners. If you see a strange fish called Tilapia on the menu, that's a good sign they are importing their seafood.
Coastal Georgia's shrimping industry has a long history here. Going back to the early 1900's with the Pin Point Community in Savannah, Georgia, several seafood industries, e.g. shrimping, crabbing, and oyster harvesting were started there. From there, the shrimping and seafood industry spread all along the Georgia coast. However, many challenges face the shrimping industry in particular. High costs of maintenance and fuel along with imports from foreign countries have led to a decline in the industry. Most shrimp boats today were built at least 40 years ago. Many were built before fiberglass became prevalent and have hulls made of wood. These are all truly historic vessels and a truly historic industry which should be cherished and nourished.