Shrimp Fishery to Begin in Ocean City
OCEAN CITY -- Watermen in Maryland may soon have a new catch on their hands: shrimp. A shrimping pilot program is underway in Ocean City, allowing several vessels to catch, harvest, and sell the crustaceans.
Shrimp, typically found further south, have seen a rise in population off the Ocean City coast due to rising ocean temperatures. The program follows a similar shrimping pilot in Virginia Beach, which proved successful.
Senator Mary Beth Carozza, who introduced the legislation last year, was motivated to act after hearing about the possibility from Ocean City waterman Sonny Gwin.
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