Closure dates for the 1985 Texas Gulf shrimping season

dc.acquisition-srcen_US
dc.call-noSH 328 .M35 no. 127en_US
dc.contract-noPWD report 3400-205Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorBryan, C.E.en_US
dc.contributor.otheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T16:54:39Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T16:54:39Z
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.description12 pgs.en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractBrown shrimp (Penaeus aztecus) were collected with bag seines along shorelines and with trawls in deeper (> 1m) bay waters, bay to Gulf passes and Texas gulf waters to determine closing and opening dates of the 1985 shrimping season in the Texas Territorial Sea. The purpose of the closed season was to protect small shrimp from fishing pressure until they reached a larger, more valuable size and to minimize waste caused by discarding smaller shrimp during harvest. The closed season date was set for 30 minutes after sunset 20 May to 30 minutes after sunset 15 July 1985 based on biological sampling along shorelines in April. Bay and Gulf samples collected in June indicated that substantial numbers of shrimp would be >112 mm before 15 July; therefore the closed season was shortened to 8 July. Pass sampling verified that closure dates and the mean length (90 mm) used to predict size at emigration were appropriate to accomplish the purpose of the closure.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeTexas coasten_US
dc.history10/14/04 easen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/19919
dc.latitudeen_US
dc.locationTAMUG Circulating Collectionen_US
dc.longitudeen_US
dc.notesen_US
dc.placeAustin, TXen_US
dc.publisherTexas Parks and Wildlife Department, Coastal Fisheries Branchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries215.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesManagement Data Series No. 127en_US
dc.subjectseason regulationsen_US
dc.subjectfishery regulationsen_US
dc.subjectshrimp fisheriesen_US
dc.subjectresource conservationen_US
dc.subjectfishery resourcesen_US
dc.subjectbrown shrimpen_US
dc.subjectPenaeus aztecusen_US
dc.titleClosure dates for the 1985 Texas Gulf shrimping seasonen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issueNo. 127en_US
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