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Shrimp season to close in some La. inside waters

2 years ago January 16, 2013 Jan 16, 2013 Wednesday, January 16 2013 Wednesday, January 16, 2013 6:07:22 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has announced that fall shrimp season will close Friday in all state inside waters east of the Mississippi River - except for the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds.

The department said in a news release Tuesday that it extended the season in December. But current sampling by department biologists indicates that average white shrimp size in the affected waters is smaller than 100 count per pound.

The closure provides an opportunity for the small white shrimp to reach larger, more valuable sizes.

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