Dec., Jan shrimping closures announced

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's Wildlife and

Fisheries Commission has announced plans to close shrimping in portions

of Louisiana's

offshore territorial waters.

The commission says in a news release it's a

measure taken this time of year to allow small white shrimp to grow to

more marketable

sizes.

The areas affected include a portion south of the state's inside-outside shrimp line from the northwest shore of Caillou Boca

westward to the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island. It closes Dec. 18.

Also, a portion south of the inside-outside line from the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island westward to the

western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal. That portion is to close Jan. 7.

Details and maps can be viewed at www.wlf.louisiana.gov