Enjoy Shrimping In The Lowcountry

Enjoy Shrimping In The Lowcountry
Posted By @ Jul 16th 2020 12:00pm In: Charleston SC Real Estate

Shrimp in SC
Shrimp are America's most valuable and most popular seafood. South Carolina is home to three species of the penaeid shrimp: brown shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus), white shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus), and pink shrimp (Litopenaeus duorarum). Brown and white shrimp are more common than pink shrimp. All three taste the same.

In South Carolina waters, other small species of shrimp, such as grass shrimp, are easily confused with juveniles of penaeid shrimp but have no commercial or recreational value. Rock shrimp, named for their thick, hard shells, occur in South Carolina's offshore waters and are commercially fished off Florida's East Coast. The mantis shrimp (not a true shrimp) is a flattened, inshore crustacean sometimes incorrectly called "rock shrimp." Mantis shrimp can be eaten, but have little meat of poor quality.


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