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Tiger prawn sightings up

Houma, LA (AP) -

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Sightings of a new invasive species have increased sharply during the fall shrimp season, according to state Wildlife and Fisheries officials.

State wildlife officials are asking fishermen to keep an eye out for a giant striped shrimp called the tiger prawn, as biologists seek to determine where the exotic shrimp may have come from and what effect they could have on native shrimp species.

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