Management Structure – MS Shrimp


The Mississippi shrimp fishery is part of a larger Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery, based on stock determinations, and is managed regionally. Management of the Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery is the responsibility of GMFMC and NOAA Fisheries in waters from three nm out to 200 nm. Individual states maintain responsibility for management within state waters; therefore, MDMR is responsible for management of shrimp in Mississippi state waters out to three nm. Mississippi participates in GMFMC and manages the shrimp fishery in state waters consistent with federal regulations.


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