Shrimp – Southeastern U.S.
Five species of shrimp are commercially caught from southeastern United States, including White Shrimp, Brown Shrimp, Pink Shrimp, Rock Shrimp, and Royal Red Shrimp. White, Brown, and Pink Shrimp are shallow water species and make up most of the commercial catch. All Shrimp species are short-lived and produce many young.
The abundances of Shrimp vary according to environmental conditions and whether the fishery is well-managed. Shrimp trawling damages benthic (seafloor) habitat and results in large amounts of bycatch, including commercially important fish species and threatened and endangered sea turtles. Implementation of bycatch reduction and turtle excluder devices has helped reduce the impact of trawling on non-target species.