|Cherry Point Seafood, Wadmalaw, SC|
People from Kiawah, Johns Island, and Seabrook flock to the Cherry Point Seafood dock to watch ships unload hundreds of pounds of shrimp, tuna, mahi, swordfish, and redfish. The packing house staff ices freshly caught seafood, packages it, and sends it around the world. Customers buy product directly off the boat at the retail store in Wadmalaw, and whatever isn’t sold to locals and restaurants like Rosebank Farms Café and the Fat Hen gets shipped as far away as Japan. Cherry Point Seafood has been in business since 1933, and current owner Micah LaRoche inherited the operation from his father. Local Rockville fishermen supply Cherry Point with all the fish and shrimp they sell. Cherry Point also carries wreckfish, tasty bottom feeders that are difficult to catch but worth the trouble.In the bottom image, it appears my ship finally came in and it ain't good news.