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GRANT NUMBER:  NA37FD0094          NMFS NUMBER:  92-NER-005

REPORT TITLE: Relative Location of Juvenile Groundfish and Northern Shrimp Populations by Season Between Shore and the 50 Fathom Curve in the Western Gulf of Maine

AUTHOR:  Schick, Daniel F. and Brown, Michael

PUBLISH DATE:  May 23, 1995

AVAILABLE FROM:  National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Region, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 1930-2298.  PHONE: (978) 281-9267

ABSTRACT

The overall goal of this project was to identify locations and times at which shrimping could occur without impacting juvenile groundfish. This project concluded there are definite times and locations when marketable shrimp are physically separated from most, but not all, groundfish stocks. These times and locations may not be consistent between years. Minimizing shrimp fishing impact on groundfish resources by limiting shrimp fishing to time and locations that are essentially free from groundfish would require up-to-the-minute distribution information and constant, reliable feedback from the fishing fleet as to when bycatch starts to increase.  It was concluded that this method should only be considered if other methods fail.

 
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