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Shrimp season opens today

POSTED: May 30, 2012 1:35 p.m.

BRUNSWICK — Georgia waters opened at 6 a.m. today for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp.

Commercial food-shrimp trawlers can operate in Georgia’s territorial waters open to power-drawn trawls. Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine, can harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears.

Commercial harvest of food shrimp with power-drawn trawls is restricted to 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. Federal waters (beyond three miles offshore) are open for food shrimp harvest 24 hours a day.

Call 264-7218 for information on the shrimp season.

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