This fall, Sonny Gwin and a few other Maryland watermen will trawl the coast of Ocean City for a new bounty: shrimp. Thanks, climate change. Pass the cocktail sauce. For the first time, a small group will be allowed to catch and sell the crustaceans from Maryland waters, as part of a pilot program. Fisheries managers suspect that warming ocean temperatures and changing currents could be drawing greater numbers of shrimp north along the Atlantic coast.
Maryland shrimp? A select group of watermen will catch them for the first time this fall.
September 27, 2023