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Additional Waters to Open to Shrimping October 30

BILOXI, Miss. – Additional waters will open at 6 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, for shrimping by order of the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources. All waters south and west of a line beginning at beacon "18" in the Biloxi Bay Channel, and then running northwesterly to beacon "22" in the Biloxi Bay Channel, then northwesterly to beacon "26" in the Biloxi Bay Channel, then westerly to beacon "34," exclusive of the Biloxi Channel itself, then westerly to beacon "30" in the Biloxi Channel, exclusive of the Biloxi Channel itself, and then due south to a point on Deer Island.

Recreational and commercial shrimp season will close at midnight, Dec. 31, 2013, north of the Intracoastal Waterway and at midnight, April 30, 2014, south of the Intracoastal Waterway. Live‐bait shrimping is open year-round.

For specific information, call the Mississippi Shrimp Information Hotline at 866‐938‐7295, the MDMR at 228‐374‐5000, or write to the MDMR, 1141 Bayview Ave., Biloxi, MS 39530.

ATTACHED: Map of additional waters to open for shrimping on Oct. 30, 2013 and legal notice.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at www.dmr.ms.gov

Contact: Lauren Thompson
Phone: 228-523-4053

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