SEAMAP Real-time Plots for the year 2015

Week 1

Below is the first preliminary data summary for the 2015 SEAMAP Summer Shrimp/Groundfish Survey in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This week's summary includes sampling from May 30 - June 2 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 30.9 lb/hr in 7 fm at 30° 06' N. lat. and 88° 46' W. long. The highest catch rate of white shrimp was 5.0 lb/hr in 10 fm at 29° 05' N. lat. and 89° 01' W. long. The highest catch rate of pink shrimp was 1.1 lb/hr in 14 fm at 29° 19' N. lat. and 88° 56' W. long. The maximum total catch rate excluding the three shrimp species was 742 lb/hr in 34 fm at 29° 19' N. lat. and 88° 23' W. long.

Week 1 Results

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