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Pre-Season Shrimp Tows, South Bristol, Maine, January 13, 2013
Three shrimp trawlers from Maine (from South Bristol, Stonington, and Sebasco) and one from New Hampshire made some experimental pre-season shrimp tows for one day during the week of January 13, 2013. All data from the South Bristol trip are listed below.
The South Bristol boat averaged 186 pounds of shrimp per hour. Its best tow was 331 pounds per hour. Lobster gear may have prevented the boat from getting out to better fishing grounds. Depths ranged from 23 to 61 fathoms, with the highest catch rate at the deepest tow (see tow 5 below). Count per pound averaged about 38, except for the first tow which had a lot of smaller striped shrimp (P. montagui). Most shrimp were still carrying eggs (see graph at bottom).
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