Georgia Shrimp Season to Open June 8; Oyster Season Closed Until Fall
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the state’s shrimp season will begin on June 8 at 8 a.m.
The DNR Commissioner Mark Williams signed an administrative order setting the opening date after the DNR’s Coastal Resources Division (CRD) and an advisory panel comprised of commercial and recreational shrimpers, independent scientists, and other stakeholder’s recommendations.
"Data collected by CRD indicate strong numbers of shrimp in coastal waters, with catches averaging well above long-term averages,” said Eddie Leonard, a CRD marine biologist who monitors shrimp populations...
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