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Shrimp season opening date set for May 30

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has set the opening date of the 2012-2013 shrimp season in Mississippi territorial waters for 6 a.m., May 30.

Shrimp season will close at midnight, Dec. 31, except south of the Intracoastal Waterway.

In addition, all state waters shall close to shrimping activities, except live bait shrimping, at midnight, April 13, 2013.

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