Mid-May launch of shrimp season could be delayed thanks to cold winter temps

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While the talk of late has been over the heat, it wasn't too long ago we were all abuzz over the cold.

And cold news is no good news for the shrimp season.

Once water temperatures hit the low 40s it becomes lethal to shrimp and Georgia officials are already warning the season could start some two or more weeks later. 

Jacksonville.com has a nice report on the matter; read it here.

And late starts with low catches aren't good news for an already shaky industry in South Carolina. The upcoming season is the first of three in the state.

We're still awaiting official word out of the S.C. DNR, but we'll let you know what we hear. Usually shrimp season opens around mid-May in South Carolina.

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