Seeing experimental success, Virginia Beach shrimp season is extended

The experimental shrimp season, scheduled to end on New Year’s Eve, has been extended to Jan. 31 for Virginia Beach-based watermen. The state’s shrimp experiment started in 2017 after watermen started to notice an increase in the number of shrimp getting snagged in their fishing nets. One waterman was granted a permit. Today, eight watermen in Virginia Beach and two on the Eastern Shore have permits that are handed out in a lottery system. This transition will include more watermen and possibly a longer season and a wider area in which to search for shrimp. video, >click to read< 14:41

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