Ocean shrimp report 1980 season

Collier, Patrick C. and Schultz, Steven A. and Lehtonen, Philip B. and Dahlstrom, Walter A. (1981) Ocean shrimp report 1980 season. Eureka, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, Marine Resources Region, (Marine Resources Administrative Report, 81-5)

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Statewide Pacific ocean shrimp, Pandalus jordani, landings totaled 2,033.1 mt (4,472,749 lb) down 204.6 mt (450,108 lb) from the 1979 catch of 2,237.7 m t (4,922,857 lb). The 1980 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 1,234 mt (2,716,147 lb) from 1,842.5 mt (4,053,605 lb) landed during the previous season. Area B-1 (Fort Bragg) landings totaled 79.3 mt (174,395 lb) from catches made during the last 9 days of the season. Only 100 lb were reported caught in Area B-2 (Bodega Bay). Record landings of 719.1 mt (1,582,107 lb were made in Area C (Morro Bay-Avila), surpassing the previous record of 391 mt (864,667 lb) landed in 1979. In Area A a record 80 vessels, 34 double-rigged and 46 single-rigged, made shrimp deliveries during the season. Average catch per hour was a very low .ll mt (234 lb) and .20 mt (446 lb) for single- rig and double-rig vessels, respectively. In Area C average catch per hour was .25 mt (557 lb) and .21 mt (462 lb) for single-rig and double-rig vessels, respectively. Area A shrimp catches were dominated by 1-year-old shrimp in percent by number throughout the season. The age composition in Area C shifted from predominately 2-year-old shrimp in April, May, and June to predominately 1-year-old shrimp for the remainder of the season. Area A was closed for one month from June 1 to July 1 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 year-old shrimp. The season was closed for the year on August 25 when the catch per hour and percent 1-year-old shrimp criteria was exceeded again. (22pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Ocean shrimp report 1980 season
Personal Creator/Author:
Collier, Patrick C.
Schultz, Steven A.
Lehtonen, Philip B.
Dahlstrom, Walter A.
Series Name: Marine Resources Administrative Report
Number: 81-5
Date: 1981
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
Subjects: Management
Item ID: 406
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2007 13:18
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:06
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/406

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