2012 - 2013 Saltwater Fishing Regulations - Shrimp
When fishing for crustaceans or shellfish, a Saltwater Recreational Fishing License is required - unless you are using 3 or fewer drop nets, 3 or fewer fold up traps, or 3 or fewer handlines with no hooks and a single bait per line (chicken necking); or shrimp baiting (which requires a shrimp baiting license).
Permits/Licenses: Saltwater Recreational Fishing License required.
- Maximum length of shrimp seine 40 feet, maximum depth 6 feet, minimum mesh size, 1/2 inch square (1 inch stretch), maximum mesh size 7/8 inch square (1.75 inch stretch).
- Tail bags or pockets are not allowed on seines when pulled by hand.
- Staked seines are considered commercial channel net devices; allowances and restrictions are provided with the purchase of a commercial license.
Permits/Licenses: Commercial Saltwater Fishing License, Vessel Decal and Gear license required.
- Trawling for personal use is restricted to the same license requirements, areas and seasons as commercial trawling. This information is provided with the license.
|Species||Closed Season||Possession & Size Limit||Restrictions|
|Taking Shrimp Without Bait||Closed: Dec. 16 - Apr. 30||48 quarts whole or 29 quarts headed per day (sunrise to sunrise) per boat, per person if no boat is used, or per seining party||
60-day season set by SCDNR beginning at noon on the last Friday on or before September 15.
2012 shrimp baiting season begins 12 noon on Friday Sept. 14 and ends 12 noon Tuesday, Nov. 13.
|48 quarts whole or 29 quarts headed per day (sunrise to sunrise) per set of poles||
The Shrimp Harvesting information above is found in the 2012-2013 Saltwater Regulations which in the Adobe® Acrobat® (PDF) format. Adobe® Reader® is required to open this file and is available as a free download from the Adobe® Web site.