Mississippi shrimp season to open May 28

Mississippi shrimp season to open May 28
(Source: WTOC)

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - The opening date for this year’s shrimp season is marked for Thursday, May 28.

According to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR), the official shrimp season begins at 6 a.m. on Thursday in state territorial waters.

Before heading out on the water, MDMR wants to remind those they will make sure all regulations are enforced, which means those catching or transporting shrimp from Mississippi waters must be licensed or permitted by MDMR before operations commence.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has set the opening date of the 2020-2021 shrimp season in state...

Posted by Mississippi Department of Marine Resources on Friday, May 22, 2020
Recreational and commercial shrimp season north of the Intracoastal Waterway will close at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2021. In areas south of the Intracoastal Waterway and west of the Gulfport Ship Channel, shrimp season will close at 12:01 a.m. on May 1, 2021. Licensed live-bait shrimping is open year-round in designated areas.
MDMR

Shrimpers who wish to request dockside courtesy inspections of Turtle Excluder Devices can call Marine Patrol at 228-523-4134.

For specific information, call the Mississippi Shrimp Information Hotline at 866-938-7295 or the MDMR at 228-374-5000.

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