Louisiana 2016 Spring Shrimp Season Closure

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On July 28, 2016, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced that the 2016 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 1st, in the remainder of state inside waters except for the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds. The closure ends shrimping in the open waters of the Mississippi Sound.

According to LDWF, state inside waters will be closed to shrimping except for the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds as described by the doubleā€“rig line in R.S. 56:495.1(A)2, while state outside waters seaward of the Inside/Outside shrimp line will remain open to shrimp harvesting until further notice.

Data collected in recent weeks by LDWF biologists indicate increased quantity, distribution and percentage of small, juvenile white shrimp within waters of the closure area.

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will meet on August 4th to consider opening dates for the fall inshore shrimp season.

For more information, visit: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/shrimp-seasons

source: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries