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Additional Mississippi shrimping waters to open Friday

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will open waters in the Biloxi Bay Channel between Beacon 18 and Beacon 26, at 6 a.m., Friday, August 26. That's in addition to waters previously opened to shrimping.

The area will be closed, however, if during routine sampling it is found that undersize shrimp have moved into the vicinity.

Recreational and commercial shrimp season is set to close at midnight, Dec. 31, 2011, north of the Intracoastal Waterway, and at midnight, April 30, 2012, south of the Intracoastal Waterway. Live-bait shrimping is open year round.

For specific information, call the Mississippi Shrimp Information Hotline at 866-938-7295, the MDMR at (228) 374-5000, or write to the MDMR, 1141 Bayview Ave., Biloxi, Mississippi 39530.

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