Blue Ocean Institute


Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Shrimp, Pink

This coldwater species is found from California to Alaska and changes sex from male to female after its first year of life.

The fishery, centered in Oregon, Uses double-rigged trawl nets to catch shrimp over muddy bottoms. Effective management measures have addressed bycatch of depleted Pacific rockfish (through the use of Oregon grates) and overcapitalization problems, meaning that at one time there were too many boats competing for the shrimp. A groundfish license buyback and limited entry programs were established to address this problem.  

Full species report here.