- Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will reopen shrimping waters north of the Intracoastal Waterway in Mississippi territorial waters at 6 a.m. Monday.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1LVG0qQ) those waters were closed when sampling in the area showed an abundance of under-sized shrimp.

The legal minimum size for shrimp in Mississippi is 68 shrimp per pound. This minimum average size is used as a standard for determining the opening or closing of shrimp areas.

Shrimp season will close at midnight Dec. 31, 2015, except for south of the Intracoastal Waterway. All state waters shall close to shrimping activities at midnight April 30, 2016, except for live-bait shrimping.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com


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