Mississippi shrimp season opens June 25th

Published 2:53 am Sunday, June 21, 2009

Mississippi’s Department of Marine Resources says that shrimp season will begin Thursday for all Mississippi waters south of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Mississippi’s shrimp season usually begins in early to mid-June.

The department says heavy rains in March and April may have slowed the crustaceans’ growth this year, delayed the opening of the season just a bit.

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The average catch must reach 68 shrimp per pound before the season can begin.