Shrimp Season Set to Open Thursday, June 20th

The Mississippi Commission of Marine Resources has set the opening date for the 2019-2020 shrimp season in territorial waters for Thursday, June 20th at 6am.

Officials say all regulations of the MDMR will be in effect and all boats engaged in catching or transporting shrimp from Mississippi waters must be licensed or permitted.

Recreational and commercial shrimp season north of the Intracoastal Waterway will close at 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2020. In areas south of the Intracoastal Waterway and west of the Gulfport ship channel, shrimp season will close at 12:01 a.m. on May 1, 2020. Licensed live-bait shrimping is open year-round in designated areas.

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