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MDMR announces shrimp season will open June 7

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The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Thursday the 2017-2018 shrimp season will open in state waters June 7 at 6 a.m.

Recreational and commercial shrimp season north of the Intracoastal Waterway will close on Dec. 31 at midnight. Areas south of the waterway and west of the Gulfport ship channel will close to shrimpers at midnight on April 30, 2018.

Live bait shrimping is open year-round.

All boats catching or transporting shrimp in state waters must be licensed by the DMR. Marine Patrol officers will be available for dockside inspections of Turtle Excluder devices upon request. To schedule an inspection, please call 228-523-4134.

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