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Shrimp season to close south of Intracoastal Waterway

15-27-MMS
April 29, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Shrimp season to close south of Intracoastal Waterway

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Thursday that the 2014-2015 shrimp season will close at 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2015.

This applies to shrimping in all Mississippi territorial waters south of the Intracoastal. Mississippi territorial waters will remain open to live bait shrimping.

For more information, call MDMR at 228-374-5000 or the Mississippi Shrimp Information Hotline at 866-938-7295.

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.

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