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August flooding negatively affects fall shrimp season

Water still draining through south Louisiana has made it difficult for shrimpers at the start of the fall season, The Advertiser reports. The water draining through waterways such as the Vermillion Bay have pushed shrimp farther away from the shoreline, making them tough for shrimpers to find.

“The shrimp that are coming in now are being caught not so much in the Vermilion Bay but further out,” said LSU AgCenter specialist Thomas Hymel, according to The Advertiser. “We haven’t seen nearly the boats coming in with shrimp that we would normally see this time of year.”

However, the setback may only be temporary. Director of Twin Parish Port Commission and Port of Delcambre Wendell Verret said once coastal parish dry up, the situation will improve.

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