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Docks full of activity on the eve of Mississippi's Shrimp Season opening

Fishermen are busy getting prepared for the opening of Mississippi shrimp season Wednesday morning. (Photo source: WLOX) Fishermen are busy getting prepared for the opening of Mississippi shrimp season Wednesday morning. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Fishermen are busy getting prepared for the opening of Mississippi shrimp season Wednesday morning. Shrimpers are loading their boats with fuel and ice and stocking up on groceries and assorted supplies. 

Buddy Cantrelle was busy loading his boat with ice at St. Michael's Fuel & Ice in Biloxi. When asked what the biggest challenge is this season, he said "the low prices being paid for shrimp."

That was a familiar refrain among fishermen we talked with. One Louisiana shrimper said he's getting less than a dollar a pound for the same sized shrimp that fetched two dollars just last year.

On the bright side for fishermen, fuel prices aren't too bad this year.

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