Shrimp season devastated by freshwater

Deckhand Angelo Solis loosens a rope holding a haul together June 26, 2015 off the coast of Fulton.

Shrimpers can start trawling Texas and federal waters 30 minutes after sunset Monday.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Wednesday that federal waters, which are 9 nautical miles off Texas, will reopen at the same time Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reopen Texas’ waters, according to a news release

The waters were closed on May 15 to allow brown shrimp to grow to a more valuable size.

Texas regulations also allow a 60-day closure, which will have passed Monday.

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