LOW PRICES AND FEWER SHRIMP: SHRIMP SEASON’S START ISN’T A HAPPY ONE

 
May 24, 2016

Shrimp season opened Monday. Observers say fishermen are caught between small catches and low prices.

There are two shrimping seasons, spring and fall. Spring is considered the brown shrimp season, which opened Monday.

“The season opened today, and the catch is way off from what it usually is,” commercial fisherman Rodney Olander said. “The grade is way smaller than what we usually open with and, as usual, the price is down on us.”