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shrimp

n. a small person. I’m such a shrimp. I just have short genes.
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I don't think it will work because amateur shrimpers ignore the ban throughout the year anyway.
But a closer look at the fate of those who escaped--particularly the vaunted shrimpers who apparently drew upon their seamanship to evade Katrina's path--reveals that "getting out" is not all that it seems.
Although this type of license only allows use of a [less than or equal to] 16-ft trawl net and imposes a catch limit of 100 pounds or less, a large number of recreational licensees could potentially produce a valid economic threat to small commercial fishermen--whether the recreational shrimper fishes for direct to consumer sales or for subsistence.
To express their discontent, shrimpers staged a protest in late October by blocking traffic on a highway leading to Puerto Penasco.
And many of these Vietnamese shrimpers choose not to participate in the Blessing of the Fleet; citing reasons such as they are already shrimping in neighboring waters when the ceremony is held.
Dozens of Kemp's ridleys were found with heads and flippers cut off -- evidence of mutilation by shrimpers.
Some shrimpers had sewed TEDs into nets without an opening for turtles to escape.
One fourth-generation shrimper from Seadrift, Texas - 47-year-old Diane Wilson - decided in 1989 to do something about the wastewater discharges polluting the Lavaca Bay's rich shrimp and oyster breeding ground.
All a shrimper needs is a long handled net, a light that illuminates the water around you, a bucket or cooler with ice to put the shrimp into and a saltwater fishing license, unless the person is exempt from needing one.
In 1988, an 80-foot shrimper belonging to a man named David Phelps was boarded off the Florida coast, supposedly to look for drugs or stowaways.
Food shrimpers, however, argued that the bottom-dragging gear was actually beneficial in that it "tilled" the ground and fostered plant growth.
During heavy runs in October and November and through the winter in advance of cold fronts, the famed Titusville pier is lined with shrimpers manning long-handle dip nets and lanterns hanging from the pier.
However, it was the Shrimpers who threatened first, with Simon Cox having a low shot smothered by Walsall goalkeeper Liam Roberts before Freddie Ladapo headed Shayon Harrison's left-wing cross over the crossbar from 12 yards.
At the time fishermen and shrimpers petitioned officials to leave a 600-foot portion of the old creosoted bridge for their use and it became known as "the longest free fishing pier in the world.