I saw some hidden video of some shrimpers and the bycatch was awful. I saw in arguments about those videos that they have had to change nets that helped reduce the bycatch. It was pretty powerful stuff though.
I couldn't tell what was shrimp and what were crabs, finfish nothing.
But, in another article I read, the amount of shrimpers has collapsed in NC. So there has to be another piece to the puzzle as to why fishing has dropped off.
Could be cyclical, could be more recs as well as more efficient coms.
I cannot believe they allow shrimp trawling in our estuaries like they still do. That is almost a no brainer.