South Carolina's commercial shrimp fishery is composed of three distinct segments.
The shrimp season typically begins in spring with catches of white roe shrimp. The white roe shrimp season generates the most value for fishing effort with early season prices for larger roe shrimp being relatively high.
The brown shrimp season typically occurs during the summer months
The larger fall white shrimp season, composed of offspring from the spring roe crop, begins in late summer and ends in winter.
Total landings for shrimp during the 2013 season, measured heads-off, was just over 1.3 million pounds, which was well below average for the state. Fall white shrimp landings in 2013 were the lowest on record.
source: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources