We’ve been feasting, here on our beach. The forage is good — fiddleheads, goosetongue, beach cabbage, wild parsley, mussels, morels — but the shrimping is even better.

A shrimp pot is a metal cage covered in a net that cinches at the bottom. We hang bait in the middle from a string, and then shrimp enter through side tunnels that are inward-turned cones. We tie a clove hitch on a rock and clip it with a ganion to the bottom…