Devastated By Harvey, Coastal Bend’s Smallest Shrimpers Are Still Treading Water

Some lost boats, some lost facilities on land.

By Jimmy MaasAugust 24, 2018 9:30 am| , ,

From KUT:

Hurricane Harvey took a big whack to the shrimp industry’s bottom line in Texas, but the storm’s legacy may be what it did to the smallest shrimpers on the Coastal Bend.

Through a few generations of shrimping, Erickson & Jensen Seafood has become essentially a one-stop shrimp-boat shop in Aransas Pass. Shrimp boats can unload shrimp, sell them for cash, buy fuel and boat supplies and then pay for parts and repairs.

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