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Louisiana shrimp season called 'average'

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HOUMA, La. (AP) - The fall shrimping season, which comes to a close on some state waters Monday evening, has been average for area fisherman.

Daren Martin, owner of Martin's Fresh Shrimp in Chauvin, tells The Courier (http://bit.ly/1xtH0wL ) a year with no tropical systems meant shrimpers in his area got off to a good start around September. Martin says cold fronts during November worked to push shrimp out of the interior marshes, thus reducing harvest numbers.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the fall shrimping season will close at sunset Monday.

David Chauvin, who owns seafood companies, say he thinks Wildlife and Fisheries could have even extended the season into January due to the large size of shrimp his boats are still bringing in.

Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

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