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October 15, 2010

Shrimp harvest called strong in Georgia

BRUNSWICK — The president of the Georgia Shrimp Association says this year's fall shrimp harvest is the strongest in several years.

Association president Pat Mathews says a greater amount of shrimp appeared in mid-August this year because of warmer than normal water temperatures.

The most recent data available from the Coastal Resources Division of the state Department of Natural Resources shows more than 428,000 pounds of shrimp were reported in August from Georgia waters.

Mathews says that while shrimpers have seen a greater abundance of shrimp, prices have not improved.

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Information from: The Brunswick News, http://www.thebrunswicknews.com

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