Review of the California Trawl Fishery for Pacific Ocean Shrimp, Pandalus jordani, from 1992 to 2007

Frimodig, Adam J. and Horeczko, Michelle C. and Prall, Michael W. and Mason, Tom J. and Owens, Brian C. and Wertz, Stephen P. (2009) Review of the California Trawl Fishery for Pacific Ocean Shrimp, Pandalus jordani, from 1992 to 2007. Marine Fisheries Review, 71(2), pp. 1-14.

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Abstract

The commercial bottom trawl fishery for Pacific ocean shrimp, Pandalus jordani, or pink shrimp, operates mostly off the west coast of the contiguous United States. The California portion of the fishery has not been thoroughly documented or reviewed since the 1991 fishing season, despite its fluctuating more during the last 16 years (1992–2007) than at any other period in its 56-year history. We used fishery-dependent data, California Department of Fish and Game commercial landing receipts and logbook data, to analyze trends and review the California pink shrimp trawl fishery from 1992 to 2007. In particular, we focus on the most recent years of the fishery (2001–07) to highlight the gear developments and key management measures implemented in the fishery. The fishery is primarily driven by market conditions and is highly regulated by both state and Federal management agencies. Several key regulatory measures implemented during this decade have had significant effects on the fishery. For example, the requirement of a Bycatch Reduction Device on trawl nets targeting pink shrimp was approved in 2001 and has greatly reduced levels of finfish bycatch. Fishery production has declined, particularly in recent years, and may be attributed to decreased market prices, followed by reduced fishermen participation; both of which are related to changes in the processing sector and demand for the product.

Item Type: Article
Title: Review of the California Trawl Fishery for Pacific Ocean Shrimp, Pandalus jordani, from 1992 to 2007
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Frimodig, Adam J.
Horeczko, Michelle C.
Prall, Michael W.
Mason, Tom J.
Owens, Brian C.
Wertz, Stephen P.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 71
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-14
Date: 2009
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Fisheries
Management
Item ID: 9688
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 16:40
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 16:40
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9688

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