Daytona Beach goers are used to watching shrimp boats near the shore maybe wondering how long and how far they stay offshore.
This inquiry arises as the summer season is upon us here on the east coast of central Florida.
Shrimp boat resting with nets up upon calm ocean offshore Daytona Beach.
You may have not known shrimp season is closed during April and May off Florida waters out to 3 miles from our white sandy beach shoreline. Shrimp boats are allowed to begin working closer to shoreline as of June 1, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Volusia County rules require shrimp boats to be at least 500 yards off our sandy beaches.
Shrimp boat nets drawn up offshore of Daytona Beach skyline.
The period of June 1 and March 1, shrimp boats inside the range of one mile of shore are only permitted to deploy two nets, with each net no more sizable than 500 square feet. Any larger netted shrimp boats have to be 1 nautical mile offshore.
Shrimp Boat docked under Port Orange bridge on Intracoastal waterway.
Shrimp boats are a photographers dream when photographed so close to our Daytona Beach shoreline. As a professional photographer I have been using many types of cameras and lenses through out the years chasing shrimp boats and plan to continuing capturing many more beautiful Florida seascapes by creating photographs as you see published here.
Sun rising over shrimp boat offshore Daytona Beach, Florida.
This shrimp boat ran aground in Ormond Beach for almost two weeks before a barge pulled it back out to sea. Was a real interesting beach attraction for tourist and all local residents as it rested on the shoreline.