Shrimp season to close north of ICW on Jan. 1, 2020

19-79-CWS | December 20, 2019

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Friday that all waters north of the Intracoastal Waterway will close for shrimp season at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.


This closure applies to Mississippi territorial waters. All other Mississippi territorial waters will remain open to shrimping.

For more information about this closure, call the Shrimp Information Hotline at 1-866-938-7295.

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