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GRANT NUMBER:  NA90AAHSK145           NMFS NUMBER:   90-SER-013

REPORT TITLE:  Evaluation of Trawl Bycatch on Impact High Level Carnivores in the Pelagic Environment of the Western Gulf of Mexico

AUTHOR:  Anderson, Wilma

PUBLISH DATE: September 3, 1996

AVAILABLE FROM:  National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Region, 9721 Executive Center Drive, North Koger Building, St. Petersburg, FL 33702.  PHONE: (813) 570-5324

ABSTRACT

This project identified and quantified shrimp harvesting catch areas frequented by the Texas Gulf shrimp fishing fleet; evaluated recreational fishing success in the area of shrimp bycatch discharge; and described the vertical distribution of pelagic species feeding on the shrimp fleet bycatch discard. The project attempted to reduce user conflict over the bycatch issue between the commercial shrimp fleet and recreational community.   The researchers provided an accurate summary of bycatch in areas of recreational interest, and evaluated impacts of commercial shrimping activities on species targeted by recreational fisherman.

 
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