Hop Aboard An Old Gulf Coast Shrimping Boat

Learn how shrimpers find the goods along the Gulf Coast.

It’s a reasonable question. How do you catch a shrimp? For more than 60 years the ‘Sailfish’ out of Biloxi, Miss. has shown guests everything there is to know about catching, cooking and eating this delicious Southern delicacy. Our friends at Gulf Coast Weekend takes us on this family-friendly voyage on the Gulf. Experience the rich cultural heritage of Biloxi, Miss. aboard the Biloxi Shrimping Trip, and learn about an industry that has sustained generations of residents along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Here are a few cool shrimp facts:

  • Shrimp have 5 pairs of jointed walking legs on the thorax, and they have 5 pairs of swimming legs (swimmerets) and 3 pairs of maxillae (feeding appendages) on the abdomen.
  • There are over 2,000 different species of shrimp worldwide.
  • Female shrimp lay over a thousand eggs, which are attached to her swimming legs.

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