SEAMAP Real-time Plots for the year 2000


Week 7

This is the seventh and final preliminary data summary for the 2000 SEAMAP Summer Shrimp/Groundfish Survey in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This week's summary includes sampling from July 16 through July 20 by the NOAA Ship OREGON II and R/V PELICAN off the Louisiana coast. Catch data from the OREGON II and R/V PELICAN were taken with a 40-ft trawl.

Catch rates have been converted to pounds per hour for a 40-ft trawl. Shrimp counts are heads-off. Catch rates for finfish are given in the charts divided by 10; e.g., a charted catch rate of 19 means 190 lb/hr. The squares on the charts are 10-minute grids and contain an average catch or count from one or more sampling stations within a particular grid. The sampling stations were located randomly by depth zone.

No samples were taken east of the Mississippi River or off Texas during this sampling period. The catch data west of the River indicated that the highest brown shrimp catch rate was 55.8 lb/hr of 16-count shrimp at 28°38.4' N. lat. and 91°07.7' W. long., in 11 fm. The catch data west of the River indicated that the highest white shrimp catch rate was 4.8 lb/hr of 17-count shrimp at 28°51.6' N. lat. and 90°48.4' W. long., in 7 fm. The catch data west of the River indicated that the highest pink shrimp catch rate was 8.0 lb/hr of 26-count shrimp at 28°37.7' N. lat. and 90°57.9' W. long., in 10 fm.

The highest finfish catch rate west of the River was 375 lb/hr reported in 6 fm at 28°51.3' N. lat. and 90°55.0' W. long., with Atlantic croaker being the predominant finfish species.

Week 7 Results Back to 2000


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