Pink shrimp season kicks off on the Oregon Coast

CHARLESTON, Ore. -- Tuesday marked the start of the Oregon pink shrimp season.

Officials say that after a great season last year, bringing in over 40 million pounds to coastal ports, they expect to have another great year.

Scott Adams from Hallmark Fisheries says the boats got a higher price this year than last.

He says that seems to make all of the boat crews happy.

Adams said he is excited to put his people back to work after a short crab season.

Boats will start on a 10 day rotation, and the season runs until October 31.