SEAMAP Real-time Plots for the year 2017
Below is the second preliminary data summary for the 2017 SEAMAP Summer Shrimp/Groundfish Survey in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This week's summary includes sampling from June 7-15 by the Florida vessel Tommy Munro and June 9-19 by the NOAA vessel Oregon II. Catch data 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 115.9 lb/hr in 15 fm at 29° 31' N. lat. and 97° 01' W. long. The highest catch rate of white shrimp was 37.6 lb/hr in 10 fm at 29° 09' N. lat. and 93° 59' W. long. The highest catch rate of pink shrimp was 54.2 lb/hr in 11 fm at 26° 39' N. lat. and 97° 11' W. long. The maximum total catch rate excluding the three shrimp species was 1820 lb/hr in 9 fm at 25° 17' N. lat. and 81° 53' W. long.Back to 2017