The Beaufort area is well known for it's marshes and waterways. Beaufort is even better known for it's huge population of shrimp. The very marsh that provides the area with so much beauty, also is the growing grounds for shrimp and most other sea life. In late summer, the shrimp that hatched and grew in these marshes begin their departure to the open sea. While they are preparing to leave the area, the local shrimpers are preparing for their departure, to the boat landings. It's shrimping time!!