Closure dates for the 1984 Texas Gulf shrimping season

dc.acquisition-srcen_US
dc.call-noSH 328 .M35 no. 82 GBAYen_US
dc.contract-noPWD report 3400-205en_US
dc.contributor.authorBryan, C.E. IIIen_US
dc.contributor.otheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T16:51:33Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T16:51:33Z
dc.date.issued1985en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.description11 pgs.en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractBrown shrimp (Penaeus aztecus) were collected with 18.3-m (60.0 ft) bag seines along shorelines of seven bay systems; with 6.1-m (20.0 ft) trawls in five passes leading from the bays to the Gulf of Mexico and with 12.2-m (40.0 ft) trawls in Gulf waters off the central Texas coast to determine closing and opening dates of the 1984 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 (at least 65 count, heads off) and to minimize waste caused by discarding smaller shrimp during harvest. The closed season was set from 30 minutes after sunset 16 May to 30 minutes after sunset 14 July 1984 based on biological sampling along shorelines in April. Data collected in the bays and Gulf in June indicated that shrimp were larger than average and the 14 July opening date was changed to 6 July. Sampling in passes verified that closure dates and the mean length (90 mm) chosen 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/1969.3/19398
dc.latitudeen_US
dc.locationGBIC 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.ispartofseries1635.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesManagement Data Series No. 82en_US
dc.subjectbrown shrimpen_US
dc.subjectPenaeus aztecusen_US
dc.subjectseine netsen_US
dc.subjectseason regulationsen_US
dc.titleClosure dates for the 1984 Texas Gulf shrimping seasonen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issueNo. 82en_US

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