Wow, sure sounds like fun, and interesting. You should write it all down, make a book.
Ages ago, when I was maybe 9-10, some of us kids would go out with one of our Uncles and cousins a couple of times shrimping. He had an old shrimp boat, and big nets. Down around Beaumont/Port Authur, TX area somewhere.
Personally, I didn't really enjoy trying to catch fish. When it comes to hunting though, I'm there. And if it moves, it's dead.