The Morning Shrimp Catch


We walked down to the river this morning at 6 o’clock to watch the shrimp catch come in (and to buy some for our breakfast shrimp and corn grits).

These are the handmade traps constructed of split bamboo and plastic netting:

The traps are baited inside using white coconut meat:

Everyone waits patiently for the first boats to come in from the night’s fishing:

The traps are emptied and the catch is tallied and divided for sale and baiting more traps:

Some of the crab by-catch:

The larger shrimp fetch the best price of course:

and then the traps are inspected…


…and put away for another day’s use.

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