Brown Shrimp Season Opens With High Prices, But Future Remains Uncertain
This week Louisiana opened its inshore waters for shrimping. Boats around the state are heading out hoping for a big catch of brown shrimp in the bayous.
It’s a late start to the season, due to the long, cold winter, meaning less time for shrimpers to make money. But some good news for shrimp boat captains: prices are high.
In some cases, prices are double what they were last year. After years of setbacks, shrimpers could use a break.