Shrimp season to close north of ICW on Jan. 1, 2021

20-81-CWS | December 21, 2020

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Thursday that all waters north of the Intracoastal Waterway will close at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2021.


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