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Shrimpers report ‘decent’ start to 2016 season

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More than 250 boats filled the Mississippi Sound before daylight Monday, waiting for the start of this year’s shrimp season. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources said in a news release the fishermen they talked to reported good catches on opening day. Rick Burris, director of DMR’s Shrimp and Crab Bureau says there could be more boats in ...

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DMR sets beginning of shrimp season for June 18

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi authorities say shrimp season will begin June 18 in state waters. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources made the announcement yesterday. The start of the season has been delayed by the slow growth of shrimp, held back by a cold winter and heavy pulses of fresh water from rains. The state doesn’t open the Mississippi ...

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DMR elects to extend shrimp season through May 10

GULF OF MEXICO — Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources have extended the 2013-2014 shrimp season in all waters south of the Intracoastal Waterway in Mississippi territorial waters. These waters will be open to shrimping beginning at 12:01 a.m. today and will close at 6 a.m., May 10. All other Mississippi territorial waters remain closed to shrimping. If, ...

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