Possible Shrimp Stand Regulations

BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- Shrimp vendors may in the near future, need a license to sell on the side of Brunswick County roads.

Brunswick County commissioners have asked the health department to look into the practices of the roadside vendors.

The discussion was raised by seafood store owners at a recent commissioner's meeting.

One employee at the Williams Seafood Stand on highway 211 in Southport says the talk about regulations comes from the store owners because they're afraid of the competition

"I could understand if we were taking business away, but they get their sales, this thing is all about competition, but that's the beauty of free enterprise," explained shrimp vendor Garrett Gibson.

Currently, the health department only looks into roadside vendors if a specific complaint is received.

Reported by Joe Keiley