Estimating Shrimp Fishing Effort

Date

1992

Authors

Nance, James M.

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Publisher

U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Galveston Laboratory

Abstract

To estimate shrimp fishing effort for each location cell (statistical subarea/depth zone) on a monthly basis, there must be two elements of data for each cell: 1)total pounds of shrimp caught by species and, 2)the average catch per unit of effort (CPUE; pounds per twenty-four hours fished). Total pounds caught by species are acquired from commercial seafood dealers located along the Gulf coast, while CPUE is obtained from interviews with captains from shrimp vessels at the termination of their trips.

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pgs. 99-101

Keywords

shrimp fisheries, catch statistics, statistical analysis

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