- Associated Press - Sunday, September 27, 2015

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Department of Marine Resources is getting ready to open additional waters to South Mississippi shrimpers.

Department spokeswoman Melissa Scallan says starting Monday at 6 a.m., all waters south and west of a line beginning at Biloxi Bay Channel Beacon “18,” running northwest to Biloxi Bay Channel Beacon “22,” then northwest to Biloxi Bay Channel Beacon “26,” then west to Beacon “34,” exclusive of the Biloxi Channel, then west to Beacon “30,” in the Biloxi Channel, exclusive of the Biloxi Channel, then due south to a point on Deer Island will be open to shrimpers.

WLOX-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1MOAqZo ) recreational and commercial shrimp season will close at midnight Dec. 31, north of the Intracoastal Waterway and at midnight April 30, 2016, south of that area.

Live bait shrimping is open year-round.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, https://www.wlox.com

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