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MDMR to open additional waters to shrimping

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Sept. 25, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MDMR to open additional waters to shrimping

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will open additional
waters for shrimping Monday, Sept. 28, officials announced Friday.

Beginning at 6 a.m., all waters south and west of a line beginning at Biloxi Bay Channel
Beacon “18,” running northwest to Biloxi Bay Channel Beacon “22,” then northwest to
Biloxi Bay Channel Beacon “26,” then west to Beacon “34,” exclusive of the Biloxi
Channel, then west to Beacon “30,” in the Biloxi Channel, exclusive of the Biloxi Channel,
then due south to a point on Deer Island.

Recreational and commercial shrimp season will close at midnight Dec. 31, 2015, north
of the Intracoastal Waterway and at midnight April 30, 2016, south of the Intracoastal
Waterway. Live-bait shrimping is open year-round to licensed live-bait vessels.

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

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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