Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission sets spring shrimp season
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has announced the opening date for the 2015 Louisiana spring shrimp season.
The inshore shrimp season will open statewide at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18.
In addition to the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds, all state outside waters are currently open to shrimping except for outside waters extending 3 nautical miles seaward from the shoreline from the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island westward to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal.
The Commission granted authority to the Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to delay these opening dates if biological and technical data indicate the need to do so, and; to close any portion of Louisiana's inside waters to protect small juvenile white shrimp if biological and technical data indicate the need to do so, or if enforcement problems develop.
Posted on Fri, May 8, 2015
by The Lafourche Gazette