The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced that shrimp season will reopen at 6:00 a.m. on April 24, 2018, in a portion of state outside waters seaward of Vermillion Bay.
The area extends from the inside/outside shrimp line seaward to the 3-mile line, from the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island as delineated by the channel red buoy line westward to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal at -92 degrees 18 minutes 33 seconds west longitude.
According to the most recent data collected by LDWF biologists, small white shrimp which have over-wintered in these waters from December through the present time have reached marketable sizes and the closure is no longer necessary.
View http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/shrimp-seasons for a map detailing this opening.
For more information, contact Peyton Cagle (337) 491-2575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.