With the fall shrimping season winding down, shrimpers have seen two things, a small crop, that's mostly smaller in size.
According to authorities with the Port of Delcambre that has hurt many shrimpers. They say fisherman often have a hard time making a living on small shrimp seasons. That mixed with a shrimp shortage globally, has prompted Delcambre Direct Seafood to help fill in the gap by selling their local shrimp in larger markets like Rouses.
Wendell Verret, Port Director at the Port of Delcambre, said it's the perfect marriage between a local merchant that's promoting a local industry.
Rouses began selling the shrimp mid-November. Authorities with the port of Delcambre hope by selling their smaller shrimp they will create a better market for other shrimpers and fill in any financial gap local fishermen are facing because of the less than average shrimp season.