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You name it, we probably have an article about it somewhere inside of this section.  Whether you are looking for recipes, places to go shrimping, maps, advice, photographs, scientific studies, equipment, media stories or just don't know where to look, this is the best place to begin your recreational shrimping adventure online.  We have tried to separate all of the content into easily recognizable categories to make things easier.  If you think we missed something, please let us know!

Police BoatKnow the law before you hit the water. Shrimping, like all forms of hunting or fishing is regulated by the State and Federal government.  Licences, catch limits and sizes may apply in your jurisdiction.  Make sure you know what the laws are so that you don't end up in an uncomfortable or expensive situation.  The laws are designed to ensure that we all can enjoy our natural resources and protect them for future generations. Where possible, we provide up-to-date information on changes in legislation affecting shrimpers, informative articles about the shrimping industry as a whole, and detailed instructions on how to ensure that you stay on the right side of the law.

A Shrimper's GarageShrimping requires a lot of know-how, tools and information.  Fortunately, this is the information age so we can share that know-how about out favorite tools and help each other make the most of our time on the water.

We all have different methods and tools that we use to make shrimping more productive and enjoyable. For some of us, it is a brighter light bulb. For others, a better tide chart. For some, it is a bigger float to hold a cooler. Others swear that the moon is the key.

Find out what tools or information can make your shrimping easier!  Software, hardware, scientific information, places to go, a better shrimp-trap, cleaning station or method can be found here. 

Media ClippingsThis section is dedicated to any and all media coverage related to recreational, sport or night shrimping with special emphasis on media coverage of the Ozello Shrimper but it doesn't necesssarily need to be about our famous invention.

Find newspaper articles about the invention of recreational shrimping in Florida, magazine articles about different places and methods of shrimping or videos on the local news about how to do night shrimping.  Explore stories in the media about first-timer's going shrimping and coming home with a bounty.  And of course, the occasionally funny article about shrimp or shrimping in the news.

One of the fun things we enjoy doing is scouring the internet for information about recreational shrimping in the media.  This is where we share it with you.

How to Cook ShrimpShrimp Gumbo, Shrimp Salad, Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Shrimp Alfredo.... As Bubba Gump would say, you can do just about anything with shrimp.  This section is dedicated to the real reason we alll go shrimping - the stir fry at the end of the rainbow.

If you have a recipe that you would like to share, you can even upload the recipe here to share with friend and family as well as the rest of the community  Please remember to upload a photo of the dish!

Use the included search feature to locate a recipe matching your keywords.  Who knows, you may find your next meal on this website!

Google Map Enabled Shrimping SpotsWelcome to the Ozello Shrimper Recreational Shrimping locations mapping system. Using Google Maps and Google Earth, we have created maps of areas where recreational shrimpers can find shrimp during different times of year.  At present, we base our information on our personal experiences and known areas that are productive, as well as input through our forum.

Our maps are organized by geographic region within the State of Florida.  As of the launch of this system, we mainly have data within the Central West region of Florida (Tampa Bay.)  We plan on adding more locations and information as we fully develop this site and hope that you will contribute your knowledge.  If you are recreationally shrimping somewhere and want to share, feel free.

If you are a recreational shrimping friendly business that would like to appear in the Ozello Shrimper map, please feel free to contact us.

Cleaning ShrimpOK, you caught a lot of shrimp. Now what are you supposed to do with them?  Eat them of course!  But you can't just pick them up out of the water and chow down can you?  This section is dedicated to the process before the cooking - cleaning and preparation.

Find out the best methods for cleaning shrimp, preparing them for eating or storing them for future use.  If you do it correctly, your shrimp can last for a year or more in the freezer and come out tasting just as fresh as the day you caught them!

Trust us, it's quite easy to do and there are multiple ways of ensuring that your shrimp meet your needs, your budget and the refined tastes of your family and friends.

Good luck and don't forget to send us your ideas on how to make this process easier!