BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - We're exactly one week away from the start of Mississippi's shrimp season. Tuesday, the Department of Marine Resources set June 11th at 6am as the official start of Mississippi's 2013-2014 shrimp season.
The DMR has been taking shrimp samples for weeks, waiting until they reach the legal size limit of 68 count per pound before setting the opening date.
Recreational and commercial shrimp season will close at midnight, Dec. 31, 2013, north of the Intracoastal Waterway, and at midnight, April 30, 2014, south of the Intracoastal Waterway. Live-bait shrimping is open year round.
For more information, call the Mississippi Shrimp Information Hotline at (866) 938-7295, or the MDMR at (228) 374-5000.