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Pre-Season Shrimp Trapping, January - February, 2013

Five shrimp trappers from midcoast Maine (from Boothbay to Vinalhaven) set some experimental pre-season shrimp traps between January 24 and February 2, 2013.  Each trapper was allowed to set and haul up to 6 traps.  Catch rates were slow (less than 1 pound per trap).  One sample (from Boothbay) was collected, and had 37 shrimp with only 6 still egged (16 %), and a count of 33/lb.

All data received are listed below.  For more information, please contact Maggie Hunter or download a printable report here (PDF format, 3 pages, 568 kb) or select one of these links, or scroll down the page:

Chart of the Boothbay to Vinalhaven area with trap locations

Size-sex-eggstage frequency graph
Note that 6 shrimp were still carrying eggs (ovigerous, light blue), while the other 31 had hatched off (orange Female 2).

Data for Each Trap String
Date Set
Date Hauled
Area
Latitude
Longitude
Depth (fa)
Traps in String
Lbs per Trap
Comments
Jan. 24
Jan. 25
Vinalhaven
44° 00' 00.41"
68° 51' 23.21"
38
2
0
no shrimp
"
"
"
44° 00' 03.00"
68° 51' 36.63"
31
2
0
no shrimp
"
"
"
44° 00' 03.19"
68° 51' 40.21"
2
0.1

7 shrimp, 1 egged

Jan. 25
Jan. 27
Vinalhaven
44° 00' 00.41"
68° 51' 23.21"
38
2
0

10 shrimp total, did not report which strings

"
"
"
44° 00' 03.00"
68° 51' 36.63"
31
2
0
"
"
"
44° 00' 03.19"
68° 51' 40.21"
2
0.1
Jan. 27
Feb. 2
Vinalhaven
44° 00' 00.41"
68° 51' 23.21"
38
2
0

30 shrimp total, did not report which strings

"
"
"
44° 00' 03.00"
68° 51' 36.63"
31
2
0
"
"
"
44° 00' 03.19"
68° 51' 40.21"
2
0.45
Jan. 26
Jan. 28
Pemaquid
43° 45' 17.66"
69° 30' 29.41"
45
2
0.2
14 shrimp, about half egged
"
"
"
   
46
2
0.2
13 shrimp
"
"
"
   
45
2
0.03
2 shrimp
Jan. 28
Jan. 29
Pemaquid
43° 45' 17.66"
69° 30' 29.41"
45
2
0.95
63 shrimp
"
"
"
   
46
2
0.3
20 shrimp
"
"
"
   
45
2
0.3
17 shrimp
Jan. 28
Jan. 29
S. Bristol
43° 48' 52.80"
69° 32' 36.89"
30
2
0.6
78 shrimp for 2 pairs plus 5 veiners
"
"
"
2
0.6
Jan. 26
Jan. 29
New Harbor
43° 50.12'
69° 27.40'
33
2
0.0
no shrimp
"
"
"
43° 50.80'
69° 27.05'
31
2
0.0
no shrimp
"
"
"
43° 52.12'
69° 27.18'
28
2
0.0
no shrimp
Jan. 28
Jan. 29
Boothbay
43° 46.54'
69° 38.89'
28
2
0.4
24 shrimp, 6 of 37 this day were egged (16%), count=33/lb
"
"
"
43° 46.01'
69° 38.90'
30
2
0.1
7 shrimp
"
"
"
43° 45.45'
69° 39.14'
31
2
0.1
6 shrimp