SEAMAP Real-time Plots for the year 2015
Below is the fifth 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 20 - July 2 by the NOAA vessel Oregon II and the Florida vessel Tommy Munro. 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 56.6 lb/hr in 16 fm at 28° 50' N. lat. and 93° 03' W. long. The highest catch rate of white shrimp was 15.5 lb/hr in 9 fm at 29° 33' N. lat. and 85° 06' W. long. The highest catch rate of pink shrimp was 9.7 lb/hr in 7 fm at 29° 31' N. lat. and 85° 06' W. long. The maximum total catch rate excluding the three shrimp species was 871 lb/hr in 15 fm at 29° 00' N. lat. and 93° 05' W. long.Back to 2015