Miss. shrimp season awaits right size for opening

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BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Officials with the Department of Marine Resources hope to announce this week when shrimp season will start. It all depends on the shrimp themselves.

DMR Public Information Office Melissa Scallan tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1puesfL ) shrimp season can open typically anywhere from the end of May to the end of June. Scallan says the shrimp have to be a certain size before it can open. According to state statute, they have to be 68 per pound before the season can open.

She says DMR has been sampling shrimp weekly to determine their size.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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