A profile of the Monterey squid fleet in 1992

Spratt, Jerome D. and Ferry, Lara A. (1993) A profile of the Monterey squid fleet in 1992. Monterey, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Division, (Marine Resources Administrative Report, 93-2)

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There were approximately 20 vessels active in the 1992 Monterey Bay squid fishery. The size of the fleet has not changed since the early 1970's when 15 to 20 vessels participated in the fishery. Since 1977, eleven steel hulled vessels have been added to the fleet, replacing smaller wooden hulled vessels that were in use during the 1960's. The hold capacity of the new fleet remains about 800 tons, because the new larger vessels replaced small vessels that used lighters (20 - 25 ton capacity non-motorized barges). Purse seines were legalized in 1989 and have replaced lamparas which were in use during the 1960'S and 1970's. Seines used in the squid fishery are small and shallow, ranging from 120 to 200 fm in length with most less than 25 fm deep. Crew size has been reduced nearly 50% by the addition of net reels, power blocks, submersible fish pumps, and vacuum pumps used for unloading at dockside. In the 1970's flasher type fathometers were used by the fleet and few vessels had navigational aids. Today most of the fleet have sonar, radar, and loran C. Three vessels carry global positioning systems. In 1988 squid attracting lights were legalized and the entire fleet used lights during the 1992 season. (21pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: A profile of the Monterey squid fleet in 1992
Personal Creator/Author:
Spratt, Jerome D.
Ferry, Lara A.
Series Name: Marine Resources Administrative Report
Number: 93-2
Date: 1993
Publisher: California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Division
Place of Publication: Monterey, CA
Latitude: 36.48
Longitude: 121.54
Issuing Agency: California Department of Fish and Game
Uncontrolled Keywords: squid
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 372
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2007 17:29
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:09
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/372

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