Ocean shrimp report 1979 season

Collier, Patrick C. and Schultz, Steven A. and Lehtonen, Philip B. and Dahlstrom, Walter A. (1980) Ocean shrimp report 1979 season. Eureka, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region, (Marine Resources Administrative Report, 80-8)

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Abstract

Statewide Pacific ocean shrimp, Pandalus jordani, landings totaled 2,237.7 mt (4,922,857 lb), down 3,745 mt (8,240,386 lb) from the 1978 catch of 5,983.3 mt (13,163,243 lb). The 1979 landings are the lowest since 1976 when 1,545.5 mt (3,400,191 lb) were landed. Area A (Eureka-Crescent City)landings dropped to 1,842.5 mt (4,053,605 lb) from 5,046.3 mt (11,101,895 lb) landed during the previous season. No landings were made in Area B-1 (Fort Bragg). Only 2.0 mt (4,385 lb) were reported caught in Area B-2 (Bodega Bay). Record landings of 393.1 mt (864,867 lb) were made in Area C (Morro Bay-Avila), surpassing the previous record of 90.4 mt (199,000 lb) landed in 1953. In Area A a record 71 vessels, 34 double-rigged and 37 single-rigged, shrimped during the season. Average catch per hour was a low .15 mt (338 lb) and .22 mt (490 1b) for single-rig and double-rig vessels, respectively. In Area C average catch per hour was .23 mt (508 lb) and .42 mt (924 lb) for single-rig and double-rig vessels, respectively. Area A shrimp catches were dominated by 1-year-old shrimp throughout most of the season. The age composition in Area C shifted predominately from 2-year-old shrimp in May and June to predominately 1-year-old shrimp in July, August, October, and November. Area A was closed for one month from July 15 to August 15 because closure criteria of less than .16 mt (350 lb) per hour for two consecutive weeks was met and year class composition exceeded 70% of 1-year-old shrimp. The season was closed October 14 when the catch per hour criterion was exceeded again. (18pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Ocean shrimp report 1979 season
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Collier, Patrick C.
Schultz, Steven A.
Lehtonen, Philip B.
Dahlstrom, Walter A.
Series Name: Marine Resources Administrative Report
Number: 80-8
Date: 1980
Publisher: California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region
Place of Publication: Eureka, CA
Issuing Agency: California Department of Fish and Game
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pacific ocean shrimp, Pandalus jordani, California, fisheries
Subjects: Fisheries
Biology
Item ID: 12
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2007 13:36
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:41
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/12

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