Changing Ocean Temperature Affecting Georgia Shrimp

Jun 11, 2018

Shrimp in a seawater system at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.

World Ocean Day was marked on Friday, June 8, 2018. This month is usually the start of Georgia shrimp season. But shrimp boats from St. Mary’s to Hilton Head are staying docked until the end of this month.  An unusually cold spring delayed spawning. Climate change and global warming are also creating problems. 

Marc Frischer is a professor and marine science researcher at the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. He says ocean warming could affect the shrimp industry in a different way.