Survey of brown shrimp resources in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico 1961-1965.
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A sampling program was conducted during 1961-65 to measure the general distribution and abundance of shrimp resources off the Texas and Louisiana coasts. Samples were taken monthly with standard commercial gear along 10 transects at depths ranging from 14-110 m. Due to limitations of sampling, analysis of brown shrimp abundance data detected no significant differences between years, although 1961, 1962, and 1964 were historically low abundance years for brown shrimp. Brown shrimp were more abundant off the Texas coast than off the Louisiana coast.