Blue Ocean Institute

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Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Shrimp, Spot – U.S. Pacific Coast, Washington – California

The Spot Shrimp (or Spot Prawn) is large shrimp, reaching over 23 cm (9 in.) in total length, found throughout the North Pacific Ocean. Spot Shrimp have a short life span, beginning life as males and transitioning to females at age 3 or 4.

In the small commercial Spot Shrimp fisheries in Washington, Oregon, and California fishing occurs with traps/pots, with many attached to a main line. This fishing method results in moderate habitat damage and a medium level of bycatch.

There is limited monitoring of the Spot Shrimp populations in these states, so abundance levels are unknown.

Full species report here.