SEAMAP Real-time Plots for the year 2014

Week 5

Below is the fifth preliminary data summary for the 2014 SEAMAP Summer Shrimp/Groundfish Survey in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This week's summary includes sampling from July 12 - 14 by the NOAA vessel Oregon II and the Alabama vessel Alabama Discovery. Catch data from the Oregon II and Alabama Discovery 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 0.9 lb/hr in 5 fm at 30° 10' N. lat. and 88° 02' W. long. The highest catch rate of pink shrimp was 18.3 lb/hr in 15 fm at 28° 26' N. lat. and 83° 37' W. long. The maximum total catch rate excluding the three shrimp species was 1,046 lb/hr in 15 fm at 28° 26' N. lat. and 83° 37' W. long.

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