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Marine Fisheries Research - Recruitment and Oceanography Research

4-6 month old pink shrimp
1-3 year old shrimp
4-6 month old pink shrimp and 1-3 year old shrimp (Image credit: ODFW)

The trawl fishery for ocean shrimp (Pandalus jordani) is the second most valuable crustacean fishery operating in California Current waters, following only Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) in the average annual value of landings. The ocean shrimp fishery is considered a “recruit fishery,” in that annual catches are strongly influenced by the strength of the year class entering the fishery that year. Ocean shrimp are very short-lived, recruit to the fishery at age one and contribute to fishery landings for just 3 years. Recruitment of ocean shrimp off Oregon has been linked to environmental variation in the California Current ecosystem, specifically to the timing of the spring transition in coastal currents that, on average, takes place shortly after ocean shrimp release their pelagic larvae (Hannah 2010).

Our team has previously conducted research on the effects of nearshore oceanography on shrimp recruitment and life history. This work is not currently on-going.

More information on Oregon’s Pink shrimp fishery

Recruitment and Oceanography Publications and Information Reports

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