SEAMAP Real-time Plots for the year 2016

Week 3

Below is the third preliminary data summary for the 2016 SEAMAP Summer Shrimp/Groundfish Survey in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This week's summary includes sampling from June 9 - 19 by the Mississippi vessel Tommy Munro and the NOAA vessel Oregon II. Catch data from both vessels 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 49.8 lb/hr in 30 fm at 28° 07' N. lat. and 95° 03' W. long. The highest catch rate of pink shrimp was 8.0 lb/hr in 20 fm at 28° 38' N. lat. and 84° 08' W. long. The highest catch rate of white shrimp was 17.6 lb/hr in 11 fm at 28° 56' N. lat. and 94° 37' W. long. The maximum total catch rate excluding the three shrimp species was 1,422 lb/hr in 10 fm at 29° 05' N. lat. and 94° 08' W. long.

Week 3 Results

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