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What Did Forrest Gump and Lieutenant Dan Really Do on That Shrimp Boat? [VIDEO]

Here’s how a shrimp boat works, in live action.

Ever since I saw “Forrest Gump” I’ve been curious about how exactly a shrimp boat works.

How do they catch all of those shrimp? Obviously nets are involved, but how – exactly – do they work? How do they avoid catching other fish or sea turtles? How do they work the ocean floor to catch the little crustaceans? And how do they process the shrimp they catch?

This short video produced by the Southern Shrimp Alliance answers those questions. I guarantee you’ll find it an interesting and enlightening learning experience too.

You’ll learn what a “tickler chain” is, see TEDs (Turtle Extruder Devices) in action and see how BRDs work to make sure that shrimp and not fish are the main catch.

Now that I know what Forrest and Lt. Dan did on their shrimping boat (trivia: do you remember the name of Forrest’s boat?) I’m going to put the “Forrest Gump” DVD in tonight and watch it all over again.

Answer to what Forrest named his boat: Jenny “The most beautiful name in the world?”

What Did Forrest Gump and Lieutenant Dan Really Do on That Shrimp Boat? [VIDEO]