Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club to examine shrimp boating

All facets of shrimping and shrimp boating will be discussed at Thursday’s monthly meeting of the Beaufort Sport Fishing and Diving Club, set for 7 p.m. at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club on Lady's Island.

Al Stokes, manager of the Waddell Mariculture Center, will headline a panel discussion that includes state and local regulations, equipment and baiting. Local shrimp baiter Cary Durant also will appear along with Scott Lettich from Beaufort Marine Supply.

A social will begin at 6:30 p.m., and guests do not need a reservation. All attending will receive a copy of the new Artificial Reef Guide from the Department of Natural Resources. For more information, contact Capt. Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or via email at fgibson@islc.net.