Shem Creek shrimp boats continue to disappear

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It's a trend that is unfortunately no longer shocking, but the shrimp boat tradition that has help make Shem Creek so picaresque continues to dry up.

Read more stories on this subject in our shrimping topic page.ABC News 4 has the latest installment in the saga: Rocky Magwood has sold his shrimp boat, the "Carolina."

Check out the written story or video.

And while I'm on the topic, recently we pointed out a piece that illustrated just how much the local shrimpers get squeezed when their product isn't consumed locally.

So if you have the chance to buy local shrimp (particularly from the shrimpers themselves), not only is it the trendy decision but it'll also help save the Lowcountry's scenery.

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