What exactly is a “real” shrimper? I guess you think every shrimper is a diseased meth head and/or alcoholic.. many of them are, but it’s no worse than in construction. Plenty of hard-working sober shrimpers out there working at an honest living. I haven’t been on a shrimp boat in 20 years, but I know folks still doing it. Whatever pre-conceived stereotype of what you think is a “real” shrimper is not true.