HOUMA, La. – The fall shrimping season, which comes to a close on some state waters Monday evening, has been average for area fisherman.

“I’ve seen better seasons and I’ve seen worse seasons,” said Darren Martin, owner of Martin’s Fresh Shrimp in Chauvin.

Martin told The Courier that a year with no tropical systems meant shrimpers in his area got off to a good start around September. Martin says cold fronts during November worked to push shrimp out of the interior marshes, thus reducing harvest numbers.

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