The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced that the portion of state outside waters between Mound Point on Marsh Island and Freshwater Bayou Canal will reopen to shrimping at 6:00 a.m. on April 15, 2024. 

The opening area is defined as follows:

For a map of the opening area, see above or visit our shrimp season page.

Recent biological sampling conducted by the department has indicated that small white shrimp, which have over-wintered in these waters from January through now, have reached marketable sizes, and the closure is no longer necessary.  Notice of any opening, delaying, or closing of a season by the secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be made by public notice at least 72 hours prior to such action.

For more information, contact Peyton Cagle at 337-491-2213 or