shrimp fishery is a fishery directed toward harvesting either shrimp
or prawns. Common methods for catching shrimp include otter trawls,
cast nets, seines, shrimp baiting and dip netting. Trawling involves
the use of a system of nets. In some parts of the Pacific Northwest,
fishing with baited traps is also common.
People who catch shrimp are referred to as shrimpers, and the act of
catching shrimp is called shrimping. Strikers are the crewmen on the
boat who set up and strike the nets. Shrimping is done at night, using enormous nets that
catch more than just shrimp. Just before the break of dawn, the crew
releases all the by-catch from the night, meaning excellent bait –
anything that’s not shrimp, they release.