Agency sets opening date for 2013-2014 shrimping season

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has set the opening date of the 2013-14 shrimp season in Mississippi territorial waters for June 11 at 6 a.m.

All regulations set forth in ordinances of the MDMR will be in full force and effect and all boats engaged in catching or transporting shrimp from the waters of the State of Mississippi must be licensed or permitted by the MDMR before beginning operations.

Recreational and commercial shrimp season will close at midnight, Dec. 31, 2013, north of the Intracoastal Waterway, and at midnight, April 30, 2014, south of the Intracoastal Waterway.

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