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8:34 am
Wed May 28, 2014

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.

Brown Shrimp Season Opens With High Prices, But Future Remains Uncertain

In some cases, prices are double what they were last year. After years of setbacks, shrimpers could use a break.