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Title: The Commercial Bait Shrimp Fishery in Galveston Bay, Texas, 1959-87

The longest, continuous systematic survey of bait shrimp fishery operations is conducted by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in Galveston Bay, Tex. This survey was an outgrowth of the shrimp research program of the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries (now NMFS) which began in the late 1950's Surveys of the bait shrimp fishery of Galveston Bay began in 1957. Background information, including data on landings and species composition, was reported by Chin (1960). These surveys provide detailed measures of relative abundance and species composition of juvenile and subadult shrimp in the study area. The statistics provide a check on the validity and effectiveness of the NMFS index of postlarval shrimp abundance obtained by sampling at the entrance to Galveston Bay

Other Citation Details:

Baxter, K., Furr, C., & Scott, E. (1988). The Commercial Bait Shrimp Fishery in Galveston Bay, Texas, 1959–87. Marine Fisheries Review, 50(2), 20–28.

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CC ID: 1125485
Date Effective From: 1988
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Scott Denton, Elizabeth
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551
Email Address:
Phone: 409-766-3571
Fax: 409-766-3508

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1125486
Start Date: 1988
End Date: Present
Download URL:
File Name: mfr5023.pdf
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Distribution Format: PDF - Adobe Portable Document Format
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Review Status: Chked Viruses Inapp Content

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 66621
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:66621
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