Shrimp Season

Shrimp Season

Louisiana Fall Shrimp Season Opened Friday, August 18, 2017

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission selected the opening date for the Louisiana fall shrimp season for Friday, August 18, 2017 at 6 a.m. based on information provided by LDWF biologists and public comments. The season will remain open until further notice.

The Commission has granted authority to the Secretary of LDWF delay opening dates and open and close any portion of Louisiana's inside and outside waters if biological and technical data or enforcement issues indicate a need.

Tow Time Regulations Reminder

Federal Turtle Excluder Device (TED) regulations require skimmer net fishermen to limit tow times. Maximum tow times are 55 minutes from April 1 through October 31 and increase to 75 minutes from November 1 through March 31.

For more information, contact Jeffrey Marx at 337-373-0032 or jmarx@wlf.la.gov.