2015 - 2016 Saltwater Fishing Regulations - Shrimp
Crustacean & Shellfish Methods & Devices
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).
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.
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
the SCDNR beginning
at noon on the last
Friday on or before
2016 Shrimp baiting season Sept. 9 (Noon) - Nov. 8 (Noon)
|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 2015-2016 Saltwater Regulations.