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Louisiana to open state outside waters to shrimping

9 months 6 days 6 hours ago April 15, 2016 Apr 15, 2016 Friday, April 15 2016 April 15, 2016 10:21 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will open a portion of state outside waters to shrimping at 6 a.m. on Friday, April 22.

The area lies seaward of Terrebonne Parish and extends a distance of three nautical miles seaward from the Inside/Outside Shrimp Line, beginning at the northwest shore of Caillou Boca and extending westward to the eastern shore of the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island as delineated by the channel red buoy line.

Trawl samples indicate white shrimp in the area have reached marketable sizes, and the closure is no longer necessary.

Significant numbers of smaller white shrimp remain in State Outside Waters west of the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal. Those waters will remain closed until further notice.

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