Alabama Marine Resources Division Announces Opening of Shrimp Season

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Montgomery, AL – Officials from the Alabama Marine Resources Division have announced the official season opening for brown shrimp in waterways along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, effective June 11th, 2013 at 6 a.m. Central Daylight Time.

Brown shrimp makes up the vast majority of Alabama shrimp available during the late spring and summer months. White and pink shrimp can also be caught in Alabama’s coastal waterways with white shrimp serving as the more abundant species in late summer and fall. Shrimp make up the highest volume seafood landed in Alabama and the Gulf Coast. Over 25 million pounds of shrimp are landed in Alabama on an annual basis.

Licensed live bait dealers are reminded that the taking of live bait north of a line beginning at the northern shore of East Fowl River running along the northern edge of the Fowl River Channel to Marker #2 in the Fowl River Channel then southeasterly to Middle Bay Light and then northeasterly to Great Point Clear is prohibited at this time except by Permit holders in the Special Permit Area in the Mobile Ship Channel.

Published by Michael Alcaraz

07/20/2013