Economic status of the offshore shrimp fishery in the Gulf of Mexico
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Economic status of the offshore shrimp fishery in the Gulf of Mexico

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    "The shrimp fishery in the United States Gulf of Mexico has historically been one of the most valuable fisheries in the United States. The profitability of the fishermen in this fishery has not always maintained such elite status relative to other fisheries and in recent years the accounting ledgers for many vessels have been plagued with red ink. The reasons for these recently lean years of profitability are numerous and varied, but stock fluctuations, rising operating costs and generally lower ex-vessel prices account for much of the red ink. The purpose of this report is to present some basic indicators of the fishery which my provide some insight into the economic well-being or status of the shrimp fishery in the Gulf of Mexico during 1981. The indicators are restricted to data on the offshore fishery in the Gulf and apply primarily to the harvesting (or producing) sector of the fishery - i.e., the fishermen. A secondary purpose of the report is to present a general prognosis for the economic well-being of the fishery during 1982"--Introduction, paragraph 1.
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    John R. Poffenberger.

    "Presented at the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, Annual spring meeting, Biloxi, Mississippi."

    "March 1982."

    Also available online in PDF format via the NOAA Central Library.

    Includes bibliographical references (leaf 18).

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