Shrimp-baiting season closes Tuesday

info@islandpacket.comNovember 9, 2013 

The 2013 shrimp-baiting season closes at noon Tuesday, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

Recent sampling by DNR's Crustacean Monitoring Program found a fair amount of shrimp had been caught along the southern coast and average quantities near Charleston, according to Larry DeLancey, program supervisor, but overall size is smaller than usual. Areas around Port Royal and St. Helena sounds produced the largest shrimp.

The public is asked to report violations of saltwater recreational and commercial fishing laws by calling the Coast Watch 24-hour, toll-free hotline at 800-922-5431.

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