The Mi`gwitetm`81 being unloaded
Snow crab traps being loaded
Ice Conditions 2014

Ice conditions in the gulf are in high density and will determine when some fisheries will...

2014 Fishing season is about to start

We are about to start our 2014 fishing season and here are a few starting dates for the...

The Mi`gwitetm`81 being unloaded
Snow crab traps being loaded
Ice Conditions 2014
2014 Fishing season is about to start

Northern Shrimp: Canadian East Coast

Listuguj Fisheries:

Areas where Listuguj Fisheries fish shrimp are Estuary, Anticosti, and Seven-Islands (Sept-Iles). Our quota allocations are 75 512.73 lbs, 1 585 912.90 lbs, and 3 422 828.70 lbs for each area respectively. The vessels that are currently used to harvest shrimp are G.C. MadDonald, John Duncan, Marie-Simon, and the Mi'gwitetm 81.

To view a map of the areas where we fish shrimp: Shrimp Map 

 General:

Pandalus borealis is a species of shrimp found in cold parts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Many different common names are used, including pink shrimp, deepwater prawn, deep-sea prawn, great northern prawn, crevette nordiqueand northern shrimp. Northern shrimp live at depths of 20–1,330 m (66–4,360 ft), usually on soft muddy bottoms, in waters with a temperature of 2–14 °C (36–57 °F).

The shrimp is a hermaphrodite species, in other words, it possesses the reproductive organs of both sexes, which are expressed one after the other. After first attaining sexual maturity as a male, the shrimp undergoes a sex change during a short transitory period at the age of four or five and then spends the rest of its life as a female. Larger than the males, female shrimp are greatly prized by fishers and are thus more likely to be seen in retail outlets.

Fisheries:

Northern shrimp (P. borealis) is one of about six species of coldwater shrimp caught in the northern latitudes in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It is sold in a global market dominated by 15 main species of warm water shrimp (there are about 60 species in total). Coldwater shrimp accounts for about 7% of global shrimp production. Shrimp fishing season is from April to October.

The shrimp is harvested using a trawl net that is dragged at the bottom for periods of one to five hours. The duration of the haul is adjusted for the catch rate and the area exploited.

Coldwater shrimp is something of a niche product, valued for its excellent flavour, but only in narrow market segments in relatively few countries. Just 10 countries account for 85% of consumption. Coldwater shrimp is produced essentially in two forms, cooked and peeled or shell-on (either raw or cooked).

Canada ranks as the leading producer of coldwater shrimp, followed closely by Greenland. 

Source for More Information: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/science/publications/uww-msm/articles/northernshrimp-crevettenorique-eng.html

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