5Shrimping. I was surprised by the inclusion of shrimping as a hobby, given that the BLB analytics team did a thorough job of diversifying its research methodology. While we had expected to see shrimping prevalent in the northwest and southeast regions, it actually pulled strong numbers from associates in the midwest and northeast. We can only assume that, as deep sea fishing became more expensive and time consuming, a more immediate and satisfying hobby such as shrimping took its place. Otherwise, it’s really an anomaly for us.