Shrimp Season To Open June 21st

Mississippi's Shrimp Season will begin on Tuesday, June 21st at 6am. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources made the announcement Wednesday.

For the past eight weeks, DMR officials have been taking shrimp samples to determining the best time to open the season.

The Commission on Marine Resources establishes season opening and closing dates and regulates the size and number of trawls pulled by boats.

Water temperatures, salinity, available food and habitat area affect the size of shrimp harvest. The best seasons occur when water conditions in the spring are warm and brackish.