ALABAMA (WKRG) — Red Snapper season is just one day away, but anglers can also start gearing up for shrimp harvesting season. Alabama waters open for harvesting at 6 a.m. on June 1 and will run through Dec. 31, 2023.

Those waters open to shrimp harvesting include the Mobile Bay, Bon Secour Bay, Mississippi Sound, Perdido Bay, Arnica Bay, Wolf Bay and Little Lagoon.

All rivers, streams, bayous and creeks are closed area. Click here for a full list of permanently closed areas.

Exclusive Bait Areas (closed to commercial shrimping)

Baldwin County

  • Wolf Bay
  • Oyster Bay
  • Blakely River
  • Terry Cove

Mobile County

  • Arlington Channel
  • East Fowl River Channel
  • Bayou La Batre Channel
  • Dauphin Island Bay
  • Buchanan Bay, Confederate Pass, British Bay, Columbia Bay, Colony Bay (Colony Cove), Spanish Bay, Barcelona Bay
Shrimping regulation areas provided by Outdoor Alabama