Miss. Shrimp Season Delayed
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources today pushed back the upcoming shrimp season to mid-June.
Officials require shrimp to reach a 68 count to open the season; currently the count is at 84. The department will continue sampling throughout the summer.
According to the department, waters were colder this year, taking longer to reach to 68 degrees shrimp need to grow well.
Last year's shrimp season started June 6.