2014 spring shrimp season dates set

Season to open May 26 and June 2 across the Louisiana coast, LDWF says

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The 2014 spring shrimp season will start on May 26 and June 2 depending on your exact location along the Louisiana coast. For easier viewing, click the map link in the story.
The 2014 spring shrimp season will start on May 26 and June 2 depending on your exact location along the Louisiana coast. For easier viewing, click the map link in the story.
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The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday set the 2014 spring shrimp season dates at their monthly meeting in Baton Rouge.

According to a press release, biologists provided projections of the dates when a minimum of 50 percent of the inshore brown shrimp population would reach 100 count per pound size or larger, and the season was set as follows:

1. Monday, May 26, 6 a.m. — The portion of state inside waters from the eastern shore of South Pass of the Mississippi River westward to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal, and the portion of state outside waters extending three nautical miles seaward from the shoreline from the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island as delineated by the Channel red buoy line westward to the to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal at -92 degrees 18 minutes 33 seconds west longitude.

2.  Monday, June 2, 6 a.m. — The portion of state inside waters from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the eastern shore of South Pass of the Mississippi River.  However, the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds as described by the double-rig line are currently open to shrimping.

3.  Monday, June 2, 6 a.m. — The portion of state inside waters from the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal westward to the Louisiana/Texas state line.

In addition to the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds, all state outside waters are currently open to shrimping except for outside waters extending three nautical miles seaward from the shoreline from the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island westward to the to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal.

For a detailed map of these openings, click here






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