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Food shrimp season opens on June 10

BRUNSWICK, GA (WTOC) -

Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp on June 10 at 8 a.m.

Commercial shrimp trawlers can operate in Georgia waters open to power drawn trawlers from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes before sunset.

Federal waters, beyond 3 miles offshore, can be fished 24 hours a day.

Trawlers must use certified Bycatch Reduction Devices and Turtle Excluder Devices while operating in both federal and state waters. 

Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine, can harvest food shrimp from waters open to that gear.

Trawler operators are reminded of the 1,000 foot Boating Safety Zone along beaches of Tybee Island, Sea Island, St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island is in effect from May 1 through September 30.

For more information, pleace contact the Coastal Resources Division at 912.264.7218.

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