- Associated Press - Sunday, June 4, 2017

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi’s 2017-18 shrimp season in state territorial waters opens at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says the recreational and commercial shrimp season north of the Intracoastal Waterway will close at midnight Dec. 31. In areas south of there and west of the Gulfport Ship Channel, the season will close at midnight on April 30, 2018.

Live-bait shrimping is open year-round.

For further information, call the Mississippi Shrimp Information Hotline at 866-938-7295 or the MDMR at 228-374-5000 or visit the department online at www.dmr.ms.gov .

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