Tribute To Shrimpers

Watch wonderful video presentation below, a very nice tribute to local Fernandina Beach shrimping history. This mini documentary-style production features aerial views plus interesting interviews with key local figures of the industry. It tells the story of how shrimping evolved in Fernandina, giving the viewer a glimpse of history with its vintage images and old film footage.

From Fernandina To Fulton Fish Market

In the old days, Fernandina’s shrimp was shipped to New York City’s famous Fulton Fish Market. Hear shrimping industry expert, Nick Deonas, reflect on local history and explain why “wild-caught” shrimp is superior-tasting. Featured shrimper, Raymond Wilson, describes his 60-plus-years shrimping area waters. Plus insight from local businessman, Billy Burbank. His family’s Fernandina company started making the finest handmade shrimp nets in 1915. They eventually expanded into sports nets, now used today by teams nationwide (Burbank Sport Nets).

Shrimp Boat Festival & Related Content

Originally called the “Shrimp Boat” Festival, learn more about Fernandina’s biggest event of the year. Always held the first weekend of May, the Shrimp Festival attracts more people to Amelia Island than any other time of the year. The outdoor Festival is held in Fernandina’s downtown historic district, covering eight blocks near the riverfront. See related articles:

2019 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival

2019 Shrimp Festival Parade

Go Wild For Shrimp From U.S. Waters

Editor’s Pick

This “Editor’s Pick” video is one of a curated collection shared by Amelia Island Living (whether the videos are professionally produced or just interesting visual content captured by locals, travelers, or the media).

About Video Selection

SOURCE — The Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has distributed lots of videos to entice travelers to this barrier island. But this “Editor’s Pick” video stands out for the significance of the topic, its educational, documentary-style and beautiful imagery. Aerials provided by Deremer Studios, an Icy Pictures video production.


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Amelia Island Living's "PERSPECTIVE" column features observations of island life, news & opinion.