Shrimp Tales: Small Bites of History

Shrimp Tales: Small Bites of History captures the stories that swim in the salty souls of shrimpers who made their living fishing the waters of the Atlantic. Author and researcher Beverly Bowers Jennings spent a decade interviewing shrimpers and others associated with commercial shrimping to produce permanent exhibits for the Port Royal Sound Maritime Center and the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head. This work served as the start for “Shrimp Tales,” a book that shows the old ways of shrimping evolving to the modern day. It reads not so much like a comprehensive history, but something tastier than that – a few good stories, some compelling insights, a collection of fascinating facts, some recipes, illustrations of tools of the trade and over 470 photos.

About the Author

Beverly, a Master Naturalist, created the shrimp, oyster and crabbing exhibits, including mapping and describing the 46 oyster factories in the Beaufort County area, for the Port Royal Sound Maritime Center, Okatie. In addition, she created an exhibit on BASF for the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head, which demonstrates the important part shrimpers played in helping to preserve the waters of the Port Royal Sound… Read More

Why this book?

Who would have predicted that I would write a book on the East coast commercial shrimping industry. But this 10-year journey of research, writing and connecting with those who make their living fishing the open waters of the Atlantic has gripped me and won’t let me go… Read More

All proceeds will go to the nonprofit South Carolina Seafood Alliance
Advocating for healthy and safe seafood sources