Review of the 1984 Texas closure for the shrimp fishery off Texas and Louisiana.

Date

1985

Authors

Klima, E.F.
Baxter, K.N.
Patella, F.J.

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Publisher

U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service

Abstract

The implementation of the Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery management plan (FMP) in May 1981 permitted, for the first time, closure of the brown shrimp fishery from the coastline to 200 miles off the Texas coast and was in effect from 22 May to 15 July 1981. The objectives of the Texas closure management measure are to increase the yield of shrimp and to eliminate waste caused by discard of undersized shrimp in the fishery conservation zone.

Description

98 p.

Keywords

shrimp fisheries, penaeid shrimp, Penaeus aztecus, brown shrimp, fishery regulations

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