SEAMAP Real-time Plots for the year 2015
Below is the third preliminary data summary for the 2015 SEAMAP Summer Shrimp/Groundfish Survey in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This week's summary includes sampling from June 17 - 22 by the NOAA vessel Oregon II and the Louisiana vessel Point Sur. Catch data from both vessels were taken with a 40-ft trawl.
Plotted catch rates have been converted to pounds per hour for a 40-ft trawl. Shrimp counts are heads-on. The squares on the charts are 10-minute grids. The number in each grid square is the average catch or count from all stations (may be one or more stations) that were sampled within a particular grid. The sampling stations were located randomly by depth zone.
The catch data indicated that the highest catch rate of brown shrimp was 73.5 lb/hr in 15 fm at 28° 51' N. lat. and 94° 13' W. long. The highest catch rate of white shrimp was 17.7 lb/hr in 7 fm at 29° 32' N. lat. and 93° 08' W. long. The highest catch rate of pink shrimp was 7.9 lb/hr in 15 fm at 28° 51' N. lat. and 94° 13' W. long. The maximum total catch rate excluding the three shrimp species was 1,319 lb/hr in 28 fm at 28° 08' N. lat. and 95° 19' W. long.Back to 2015