Mon., December 6, 2010 9:14am (EST)

Shrimping Season to be Extended
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

BRUNSWICK, Ga.   —  
The Department of Natural Resources is considering an extension on the shrimping season set to end on Dec. 31. Historically, Georiga's shrimping season has been extended by several weeks. (Photo courtesy of: Chris Hannant)
The Department of Natural Resources is considering an extension on the shrimping season set to end on Dec. 31. Historically, Georiga's shrimping season has been extended by several weeks. (Photo courtesy of: Chris Hannant)
Georgia officials are considering an extension of the shrimping season in state waters past Dec. 31, when it's scheduled to end. It's probably a safe bet Georgia shrimpers will get a few weeks added to their season.

The Department of Natural Resources has routinely granted more time for the past 31 years. The state's Shrimp Advisory Panel will meet the week of Dec. 13 to discuss an extension. Patrick Geer, the DNR's chief of marine fisheries, says he doesn't see any reason why one would be denied. Historically, Georgia's shrimping season has been extended through mid to late January.