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Jul 5, 2010 8:47 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Tumultuous Shrimp Season Closes Monday

HOUMA, La. (AP) - One of Louisiana's most troublesome spring
shrimp seasons came to a close with many shrimpers getting little
chance to fish because of the BP oil spill.
The waters to the relatively
untroubled west, and the few places east of the Mississippi River
not shut down due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, will remain
open.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced
Saturday that shrimping Zone 2, which includes waters from the
eastern shore of the Mississippi River's South Pass to the western
shore of Vermilion Bay and Southwest Pass at Marsh Island, were to
shut down Monday at 6 a.m.
For hundreds of shrimpers it has been a non-season anyway. They
have been dockside because of the spill.

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