I was reading the new fishing regulations last night, and I noticed that North Gulf Coast Waters (outside Resurrection to the West) has a "Personal Use" shrimp fishery this year.
"Personal use" is set up for residents only, just as dipnetting is. Since non-residents can't help (in any way) with dipnetting, I would assume the same applies to "personal use" shrimp. If you got checked, how would you convince a State Trooper that your guests were not assisting you? I'd hate to miss a shrimping opportunity, but it's not worth a citation or the hassle of pleading my case either. Would you shrimp the "personal use" area with non-residents aboard?