Review of the 1982 Texas closure for the shrimp fishery off Texas and Louisiana.




Klima, E.F.
Baxter, K.N.
Patella, F.J.
Matthews, G.A.

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The net longshore transport of sand along Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island during 1975 was toward the southwest at rates that varied from 1.52 x 10 to the 5th yards cubed per year at Sea Isle on Galveston Island to 5.4 x 10 to the 4th yards cubed per year at Gilchrist on Bolivar Peninsula. Net longshore transport was toward the southwest during months of fall, winter and spring and generally toward the northeast only during three months of summer. An excellent correlation exists between the longshore transport direction and several factors including the frequency of the observed wave approach, speed and direction of the longshore current and the wind direction and velocity.


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catch statistics, catch/effort, shrimp fisheries, penaeid shrimp, fishery regulations, brown shrimp, Penaeus aztecus, season regulations