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Measuring shrimp, photo by Judy Angsten  Northern Shrimp Survey Pictures  R/V Gloria Michelle, courtesy of NEFSC

The pictures below were taken by Judy Angsten during the 2005 survey.

 

Trawl gear aboard the R/V Gloria Michelle

Trawl gear aboard the R/V Gloria Michelle

 

Fisherman assists with emptying the codend. Here's a typical catch before sorting. Each species will be sorted out and weighed.

Fisherman assists with emptying the codend. Here's a typical catch before sorting.

 

A sample of shrimp is sorted from the rest of the catch and the different shrimp species and sexes are separated.

A sample of shrimp is sorted from the rest of the catch and the different shrimp species and sexes are separated.

 

The carapace of each shrimp is measured using electronic calipers.

The carapace of each shrimp is measured using electronic calipers.

 

The carapace of each shrimp is measured using electronic calipers.

 

Here are northern shrimp of different sizes with approximate ages. From bottom to top: 1½-yr-old male, 2½-yr-old male, 3½-yr-old female, 4½-yr-old female

northern shrimp of different sizes