2017 Gulf Shrimp Vessel and Gear Characterization Form
Through this form, NOAA Fisheries collects information from all federally permitted shrimp vessel owners and operators on fishing vessel and gear characteristics in the Gulf of Mexico Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) shrimp fishery. Economists, gear specialists, and fishery biologists analyze the collected data to improve fishery management decision-making. This information is vital in assessing the economic, social, and environmental effects of fishery management decisions and regulations on individual shrimp fishing enterprises, fishing communities, and the nation as a whole.
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