Shrimping waters south of ICW to remain open through May 15

April 27, 2016

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is extending shrimping season until 6 a.m. Sunday, May 15.
This applies to Mississippi territorial waters south of the Intracoastal Waterway.
All rules set forth in regulations of the MDMR are in effect, and all boats engaged in catching or transporting shrimp in or from Mississippi waters must be legally licensed. All other Mississippi territorial waters will remain closed to shrimping.
For the latest updates, call the toll-free Shrimp Information Hotline at 1-866-WE-TRAWL (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

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