CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. -- Hurricane Matthew had a big impact on coastal marine life.

According to the Associated Press some states like South Carolina have seen an increase in larger shrimp.

The Division of Marine Fisheries in North Carolina said they also have received reports of big shrimp around inlets, but smaller shrimp were also seen in the Pamilco, Core and Bogue Sounds.

Some fishermen in Carteret County, like Beaufort Inlet Seafood, said the shrimp population has grown in recent weeks, but states further south could see a greater amount throughout the season.

The fall shrimp season began in September and runs until Christmas.