Georgia Extends Shrimp Trawling Season Until Jan. 15
by Terry Dickson, Florida Times-Union
Posted: 2017-12-26 15:46:42 EST

BRUNSWICK, GA. | The state has extended the food shrimp harvest season 15 days until Jan. 15 and announced the opening of the season for the commercial harvest of jellyfish.

Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams announced Wednesday he was extending the season that commercial trawlers may operate in state waters that are currently open until 6:15 p.m. Jan. 15. Commercial and recreational cast netters and those who use beach seines may also continue catching shrimp until the new closing date, Williams said.

Lindsay Aubart, a marine biologist with the DNR’s Coastal Resources Division, said there are enough shrimp to extend the season.

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