And, hopefully, that's not a metaphor. You're looking at a dying breed just sitting on the docks. The days of the independent shrimper may be coming to an end. There is so much competition from farm-raised and imported shrimp that it's hard for these folks to get the price they need in order to cover their costs, let alone make a profit. As I've said before, you will truly be able to tell the difference in taste if you get the opportunity to sample some locally caught fresh wild shrimp. There are several restaurants in Fernandina that have them available. We'll point you in the right direction when you're here.