Mississippi Shrimp Season To Open June 17

BILOXI (WLOX) -- The Mississippi Shrimp Season is set to open Tuesday, June 17 at 6am. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources set the opening date after extensive shrimp sampling.

The legal minimum size for shrimp in Mississippi is 68 shrimp per pound. This minimum average size is used as a standard for determining the opening date.

Some areas may still be closed to shrimpers if sampling indicates that a large number of small shrimp have moved into a particular area.

Shrimp season shall close at midnight Dec. 31, 2008 except south of the Intracoastal Waterway. In addition, all state waters shall close to shrimping activities except live-bait shrimping at midnight, April 30, 2009.