Impacts of the 1981 and 1982 Texas closure on Brown Shrimp Yields.

Date

1983

Authors

Nichols, S.

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Publisher

U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Center

Abstract

Between May 22 and July 15, 1981, and again between May 26 and July 14, 1982, trawl fishing was prohibited in the 200 mile Fishery Conservation Zone (FCZ) off the Texas coast. The main purpose of the regulation was to improve yields by allowing newly recruited brown shrimp (Penaeus aztecus) to grow larger before beginning harvesting. This paper examines the effects of the Texas FCZ closure on yields of brown shrimp in the Texas FCZ area, and on yields from Gulf-wide brown shrimp stock.

Description

48 p.

Keywords

shrimp fisheries, fishery regulations, environmental impact, fishery resources, resource management

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