View Full Version : State waters to open for shrimping

04-26-2010, 02:48 PM
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham
announced that shrimp season in a portion of state outside waters, commonly
known by shrimp harvesters as the “three mile”, reopened Wednesday, Apr. 21.
According to the most recent trawl samples taken by LDWF biologists, small
white shrimp, which have occupied portions of state outside waters from
December through mid- April, are no longer present in that area to be reopened.
Significant numbers of small white shrimp still remain in state waters west of the
Atchafalaya River Ship Channel to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou
Canal and this area will remain closed until further notice.