Shrimp Season in Zone 2 to close due to juvenile white shrimp

By Shawn Herndon – sherndon@kplctv.com

VERMILLION BAY, LA (KPLC) – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have announced that the 2010 spring inshore shrimp season in Shrimp Management Zone 2 will close at 6 A.M. Monday, July 5.

Zone 2 includes state waters from the eastern shore of South Pass of the Mississippi River to the western shore of Vermillion Bay and Southwest Pass at Marsh Island.

The LDWF says the closure isn't due to any kind of oil contamination, but rather an increased number of juvenile white shrimp.

The closure is an effort to protect this developing crop.

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