The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has announced the fall inshore shrimp season will open in Shrimp Management Zones 1, 2 and 3, at 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22.
The commission set the season Thursday based on recommendations presented by state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists and public comments.
Shrimp Management Zone 1 includes Louisiana waters from the Mississippi-Louisiana state line to the eastern shore of South Pass of the Mississippi River.
Shrimp Management Zone 2 extends from to the eastern shore of South Pass of the Mississippi River to the western shore of Vermilion Bay and Southwest Pass at Marsh Island.
Shrimp Management Zone 3 extends from the western shore of Vermilion Bay and Southwest Pass at Marsh Island to the Louisiana-Texas state line.
Certain waters near Bay Jimmy and Grand Terre Island in the Barataria Basin are closed to all recreational and commercial fishing, except for recreational and charter boat angling, because of closures still in effect from last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Portions of the Mississippi River’s birds-foot delta are also closed.