The Safina Center

Coho salmon.Coho salmon.Photo taken by: Carl Safina

Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Shrimp – U.S. Southeast (except Louisiana), Bottom Trawl

Several  species of shrimp are commercially caught in the U.S. South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, including White Shrimp, Brown Shrimp, Pink Shrimp, Rock Shrimp, Royal Red Shrimp, and Seabob Shrimp.

All Shrimp species are short-lived and produce many young. The abundances of Shrimp vary according to environmental conditions.

Shrimp trawling damages benthic (seafloor) habitat and results in large amounts of bycatch, including commercially important fish species and threatened and endangered sea turtles. Bycatch reduction and turtle excluder devices are used, except in Louisiana, and have helped reduce the impact of trawling on sea turtles.

Full species report here.