Consumers in South Carolina may find greater quantities of fresh local shrimp during the month of May.
NOAA Fisheries recently announced that federal waters within 25 nautical miles of the federal-state water boundary off South Carolina will reopen to fishing for brown, pink, and white shrimp at 12:01 a.m. May 1, 2014. South Carolina state waters will remain closed until the state determines an appropriate reopening date.
The initial closure was implemented at the request of the state of South Carolina after a prolonged period of cold weather.
source: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council