Bait shrimp fishery of Biscayne Bay

Berkeley, Steven A. and Pybas, Donald W. and Campos, Wilfredo L. (1985) Bait shrimp fishery of Biscayne Bay. Gainesville, FL, Florida Sea Grant College, ( Florida Sea Grant College Technical Paper, 40)

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Abstract

A small but valuable live bait shrimp fishery has existed in Biscayne Bay since at least the early 1950s. In recent years there has been increasing pressure from recreational fishing and environmental groups to eliminate this fishery from the Bay because the fishing activity is generally thought to be deleterious to the environment and/or destructive to juvenile game fish. This study was initiated to update the existing knowledge of the bait shrimp fishery in Biscayne Bay and document historical trends in number of participants, fishing methods, fishing area, seasonality, total catch, catch-per-unit-effort, disposition of the catch, and economics of the industry. (21pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Bait shrimp fishery of Biscayne Bay
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Berkeley, Steven A.
Pybas, Donald W.
Campos, Wilfredo L.
Series Name: Florida Sea Grant College Technical Paper
Number: 40
Date: 1985
Publisher: Florida Sea Grant College
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Latitude: 25.8337
Longitude: -80.1567
Uncontrolled Keywords: shrimp, fisheries, bait, Biscayne Bay, Florida
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 32
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2007 13:09
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:42
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/32

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