Shrimping waters will remain open until May 15

The state Department of Marine Resources is extending shrimping season until 6 a.m. May 15.

This applies to Mississippi territorial waters south of the Intracoastal Waterway.

All DMR rules and regulations are in effect and all boats engaged in catching or transporting shrimp within or from Mississippi waters must be licensed. All other Mississippi territorial waters remain closed to shrimping.

For the latest updates, call the toll-free Shrimp Information Hotline at 1-866-WE-TRAWL (1-866-938-7295).