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A Culture on the Brink 

Gullah shrimpers Gene Orage and Diogenese Miller aboard the Rip Tide shrimp the waters off the coast of Hilton Head Island. The Gullah were a major factor in the development of commercial fishing in the Sea Islands but competition from those with larger resources have made it difficult to survive. Over-fishing and pollution from the development and maintenance of golf resorts have also aided in the decline of shrimping as a way to earn a living.

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