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Shrimping Season Just One Week Away

Mississippi shrimpers have one more week to get their nets ready for the 2001 season.

The Department of Marine Resources announced that this year's season will start on June 5th. For local shrimpers, that means they have until next Tuesday to repair their boats, because the annual search for Mississippi shrimp is about to begin.

"I'm really excited. You get a chance to make a few dollars hopefully, if it's a good year. If it's a bad year, we won't," coast shrimper David Bieller said.

He isn't the only shrimper looking forward to the start of the season. Fellow shrimper Charles Hancock said, "When they open it, we know we've got money coming. As long as the boat don't break, we're in business.

Just like in past years, Mississippi's shrimp season opens the same day as the Alabama shrimp season

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