State to open shirmp season on June 3

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has set the opening date of the 2010-2011 shrimp season in Mississippi waters west of the East Biloxi ship channel for 6 a.m. Thursday, June 3.

To read a description of the area opening for shrimping, click here.

For the latest updates on the Mississippi shrimp fishery, call the toll-free Shrimp Information Hotline 1-866-WE-TRAWL (866-938-7295).