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Shrimp season opens in Mississippi, small to medium shrimp coming up in trawls


GULFPORT, Mississippi — More than 300 boats filled the Mississippi Sound Wednesday to start this year's shrimp season at dawn, but early catches show small to medium shrimp are coming up in the trawls.

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources said small to medium shrimp have been reported by the fishermen contacted by DMR.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1Jo7zJw) an aerial survey showed 310 shrimp vessels working in Mississippi waters Wednesday. The heaviest concentrations were 42 boats east of Deer Island, 25 south of Deer Island, 41 south of the Broadwater, 36 northeast of Horn Island and 28 southwest of Long Beach.

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

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