SEAMAP Real-time Plots for the year 2013

Week 2

Below is the second preliminary data summary for the 2013 SEAMAP Summer Shrimp/Groundfish Survey in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This week's summary includes sampling from June 7-17 by the NOAA vessel Oregon II and Florida using the Tommy Munro. Catch data from the Oregon II and Tommy Munro were taken with a 40-ft trawl.

Plotted catch rates have been converted to pounds per hour for a 40-ft trawl (20-ft trawl x 2). 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 96.8 lb/hr in 13 fm at 28° 17' N. lat. and 96° 04' W. long. The highest catch rate of white shrimp was 1.9 lb/hr in 11 fm at 28° 28' N. lat. and 95° 47' W. long. The highest catch rate of pink shrimp was 26.8 lb/hr in 19 fm at 25° 08' N. lat. and 82° 31' W. long. The maximum total catch rate excluding the three shrimp species was 1,376 lb/hr in 28 fm at 26° 47' N. lat. and 83° 22' W. long.

Week 2 Results

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