Sunday, January 29th, 2023
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Louisiana: Shrimp Season to Close in Additional Portions of Zone 2

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF)
announced the spring inshore shrimp season in additional portions
of Shrimp Management Zone 2 will close at 6 a.m. Monday, July
11.

This shrimp season closure includes state inside waters from the
eastern shore of the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene
Island, as delineated by the Channel red buoy line,westward to the
western shore of Vermilion Bay and Southwest Pass at Marsh Island.
The closure also includes state inside waters from the eastern
shore of South Pass of the Mississippi River westward to the
western shore of Bayou Lafourche.

The following area located within Barataria Bay will remain
open:

Those inside waters south of 29 degrees 26 minutes 00 seconds
north latitude from 89 degrees 50 minutes 30 seconds west longitude
westward to the western shore of the Barataria Waterway.

The number, distribution and percentage of small juvenile white
shrimp taken in biological samples within Zone 2 have rapidly
increased in recent weeks and these waters are being closed to
protect these developing shrimp.

Shrimp Management Zones 1 and 3, along with a portion of
Barataria Bay and portions of lower Timbalier Bay, Terrebonne Bay
and Lake Pelto, and all state outside waters seaward of the
Inside/Outside shrimp line remain open to shrimp harvesting until
further notice, with the exception of those areas closed to
recreational and commercial fishing due to the Deepwater Horizon
drilling rig accident.

Preliminary Louisiana landings statistics indicate that
approximately 10.6 million pounds of shrimp (all species
combined/heads-off weight) were harvested in May.

 

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