SEAMAP Real-time Plots for the year 2016
Below is the fourth 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 22 - 27, 2016 by the Alabama vessel Alabama Discovery 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 82.0 lb/hr in 14 fm at 28° 58' N. lat. and 93° 19' W. long. The highest catch rate of pink shrimp was 1.6 lb/hr in 13 fm at 28° 56' N. lat. and 93° 07' W. long. The highest catch rate of white shrimp was 9.1 lb/hr in 5 fm at 30° 14' N. lat. and 88° 11' W. long. The maximum total catch rate excluding the three shrimp species was 560 lb/hr in 13 fm at 28° 56' N. lat. and 93° 07' W. long.Back to 2016