Grab the cocktail sauce. The state opens commercial shrimp season Monday in the near shore waters swarming with crustaceans.

The shrimp turned up en masse out of nowhere earlier this spring, a year after they disappeared in the cold winter.

S.C. Department of Natural Resources biologist Larry DeLancey said sample trawls indicate the catch will be “standard large white roe shrimp.”

Read more in tomorrow’s The Post and Courier.

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