Season to Close in Portions of Zone 1
spring inshore shrimp season in portions of Shrimp Management
Zone 1 will close on Wednesday, July 5, at 6 a.m.
the following portions of Zone 1 will remain open to shrimping
until further notice; that portion of Mississippi Sound from
a position along the Mississippi-Louisiana state line at 30
degrees 09 minutes 39.6 seconds north latitude and 89 degrees
30 minutes 00 seconds west longitude southeastward to the
US Coast Guard navigational light off the eastern shore of
Three-Mile Pass at latitude 30 degrees 03 minutes 12 seconds
north latitude and 89 degrees 21 minutes 30 seconds west longitude
thence northeastward to a position which intersects the double-rig
described in (LA R.S.56:495.1(A)2) north of Isle au Pitre
at 30 degrees 10 minutes 00 seconds west latitude, and the
open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds as described by
the double-rig line.
comprises state waters from the Mississippi/Louisiana state
line to the eastern shore of South Pass of the Mississippi
River. Zone 3, which includes state waters from the western
shore of Vermilion Bay and Southwest Pass at Marsh Island
to the Louisiana/Texas state line as well as State territorial
waters south of the Inside/Outside shrimp line, as described
in LA R.S.56:495, will remain open to shrimping.
was announced June 29 by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife
and Fisheries (LDWF) and was based on recommendations made
by LDWF Marine Fisheries Division biologists.
distribution and percentage of small juvenile white shrimp
within the area to be closed has progressively increased in
recent weeks. Analysis of current LDWF shrimp trawl sampling
data indicates substantial population increases this week
and these waters are being closed to protect these developing