SEAMAP Real-time Plots for the year 2016
Below is the fifth 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 21 - July 3, 2016 by the Florida 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 83.8 lb/hr in 18 fm at 28° 48' N. lat. and 92° 31' W. long. The highest catch rate of white shrimp was 10.1 lb/hr in 10 fm at 28° 38' N. lat. and 90° 52' W. long. The highest catch rate of pink shrimp was 62.5 lb/hr in 12 fm at 24° 47' N. lat. and 82° 10' W. long. The maximum total catch rate excluding the three shrimp species was 2,339 lb/hr in 16 fm at 26° 34' N. lat. and 82° 49' W. long.Back to 2016