SEAMAP Real-time Plots for the year 2016
Below is the first preliminary data summary for the 2016 SEAMAP Summer Shrimp/Groundfish Survey in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This week's summary includes sampling from May 30 - June 1 by the Mississippi vessel Tommy Munro. Catch data from the Tommy Munro 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 21.5 lb/hr in 31 fm at 29° 25' N. lat. and 88° 30' W. long. The highest catch rate of white shrimp was 5.7 lb/hr in 10 fm at 29° 51' N. lat. and 88° 34' W. long. The highest catch rate of pink shrimp was 3.9 lb/hr in 19 fm at 29° 51' N. lat. and 88° 22' W. long. The maximum total catch rate excluding the three shrimp species was 334 lb/hr in 34 fm at 29° 15' N. lat. and 88° 44' W. long.Back to 2016