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2020 Gulf Shrimp Vessel and Gear Characterization Form

April 13, 2021

2020 Gulf Shrimp Vessel & Gear Characterization Form Instructions

Please Note: It is required that the following form be returned in order to be eligible to renew your FEDERAL PERMIT APPLICATION FOR VESSELS FISHING IN THE EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE (EEZ) to the following address: NOAA Fisheries Galveston Laboratory, Attention: Rebecca Smith, 4700 Avenue U, Galveston, TX 77551. If you have a question regarding the form, please email Rebecca Smith.

Through this form, NMFS is collecting information from all federally permitted shrimp vessel owners/operators on fishing vessel and gear characteristics in the Gulf of Mexico Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) shrimp fishery. The data collected are currently being analyzed by NMFS economists, gear specialists, and fishery biologists to improve fishery management decision-making in this fishery. 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.

Contact 

Rebecca Smith, 4700 Avenue U, Galveston, TX 77551. If you have a question regarding the form, please email Rebecca Smith at rebecca.smith@noaa.gov.

 

Last updated by Southeast Fisheries Science Center on 04/13/2021