Trends in Texas commercial fishery landings, 1977-1987

dc.acquisition-srcReview of references of GBNEP-18en_US
dc.call-noSH 328 .M35 no. 149 GBAYen_US
dc.contract-noPWD report 3400-209Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorQuast, W.D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSearcy, T.S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOsburn, H.R.en_US
dc.contributor.otheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T16:51:37Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T16:51:37Z
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.description107 pgs.en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractThe Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in cooperation with the National Marine Fisheries Service collects data on commercially landed finfish and shellfish from Texas bays and from the Gulf of Mexico off Texas. Shrimp continue to be the most important commercial seafood product landed in Texas. They represented an average 84% by weight, of all seafood landed from 1977 through 1987 and more than 94% of the total ex-vessel value. During this period blue crabs, Eastern oyster and finfish comprised 9%, 4% and 4% of total landings repectively. Since 1977, the mean unit price (price per pound) paid to commercial fishermen for shrimp has increased by 70%, while finfish prices increased 42%, Eastern oysters increased 48%, and blue crabs increased 57%. Shrimp represented an average 84%, by weight, of all seafood landed in calender year 1987 and 92% of the total 1987 ex-vessel value. During 1987 blue crabs, Eastern oysters and finfish comprised 11%, 3% and 3% total landings respectively, and 2%, 3% and 2% of the total ex-vessel value respectively. Compared to 1986 prices, the average 1987 unit price for shrimp and finfish decrease 15% and 3% respectively, while the price for blue crabs and Eastern oysters increased 11% and 12% respectively. The total reported landings and ex-vessel value for 1987 were 4% and 18% less than the record values of 1986. Total coastwide landings were more than 111 million pounds and ex-vessel value was over $201 million.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/1969.3/19408
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.ispartofseries1645.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesManagement Data Series No. 149en_US
dc.subjectfinfishen_US
dc.subjectshellfishen_US
dc.subjectshrimpen_US
dc.subjectcatch statisticsen_US
dc.subjectcommercial fishingen_US
dc.subjectblue craben_US
dc.subjectCallinectes sapidusen_US
dc.subjectAmerican oysteren_US
dc.subjectCrassostrea virginicaen_US
dc.titleTrends in Texas commercial fishery landings, 1977-1987en_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issueNo. 149en_US

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