Shrimp season in state waters opens May 22nd

The Department of Marine Resources has set the opening date for shrimp season in state waters for this coming Monday, May 22nd at 6 a.m.

Recreational and commercial shrimp season north of the intracoastal waterway will close on January 1st.

South of the intracoastal and west of the Gulfport ship channel, the season will close May 1st of next year.

The DMR staff will continue to sample prior to the opening date. The shrimp season opening date may be postponed if sampling indicates movement of large numbers of juvenile brown shrimp into this area.