SEAMAP Real-time Plots for the year 2015
Below is the second preliminary data summary for the 2015 SEAMAP Summer Shrimp/Groundfish Survey in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This week's summary includes sampling from June 9 - 14 by the NMFS vessel Oregon II. Catch data from the Oregon II 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 82.5 lb/hr in 15 fm at 28° 11' N. lat. and 96° 13' W. long. The highest catch rate of white shrimp was 3.9 lb/hr in 14 fm at 28° 18' N. lat. and 96° 02' W. long. The highest catch rate of pink shrimp was 0.8 lb/hr in 12 fm at 26° 15' N. lat. and 97° 06' W. long. The maximum total catch rate excluding the three shrimp species was 634 lb/hr in 15 fm at 28° 11' N. lat. and 96° 13' W. long.Back to 2015