Q & A: Questions AND Answers about Shrimping In Florida.
Why is a lot of shrimping done at night?
At least two of the principal shrimp species harvested in Florida (the pink shrimp, Farfantepenaeus duorarum, and the brown shrimp, F. aztecus) are nocturnal. They burrow in the sediment during the day and come out to feed at night.
What do "birds" have to do with shrimp?
The nets used to commercially harvest shrimp also catch many other organisms, such as finfish, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. When captured in shrimp nets, these other species are referred to as "bycatch." In order to reduce the amount of bycatch, Bycatch Reduction Devices, or BRDs (pronounced "birds"), must be installed in shrimp nets. These BRDs are designed to allow bycatch species to escape from the nets, while retaining the shrimp.
How do shrimp swim?
Unlike fish, shrimp do not have fins that enable them to swim, but they can certainly move around in the water. A shrimp "swims" by quickly pulling its abdomen in toward its carapace (body). This motion shoots them through the water. However, because of body configuration, it also means that shrimp swim backward.
How large does Florida's Winter Pinkish Red & Brown Shrimp?
Anywhere's from an inch to as large as this Shrimp-
What does Florida's Winter Pinkish Red & Brown Shrimp Look like up close?
Florida’s Winter Pinkish Red & Brown Shrimp were caught by a member of ShrimpNFishFlorida™ you see close up photos here >>>
Florida Winter Shrimping is a popular sport among Florida anglers...
Members of ShrimpNFishFlorida™ catch Florida’s, "Pinkish Red & Brown" Shrimp at night using, dip nets, Frame nets, Cast nets, Traps, along with our Gator-
The Florida Winter Shrimp season run, extends from New Smyrna Beach to Sebastian Inlet. Volusia & Brevard County's are the most popular hot spots in the State, which runs from November through June...
The names or Florida Shrimp are:
White Shrimp, Brown Shrimp, Pink Shrimp, Royal Red Shrimp, Rock Shrimp, North Florida Hoppers, Eggs, Nauplius, Protozoea, Mysis, Postlarva, Juvenile, Sub adults, Adults
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Shrimp in Florida are caught mostly in northeast and northwest Florida. The white shrimp is also caught principally in northeast and northwest Florida, but it is generally found in waters that are muddier, shallower, and less salty than waters where pink shrimp and brown shrimp live.
Are the shrimp I use for bait the same as the shrimp I buy to eat?
Yes, usually both are pink shrimp. Bait shrimp are harvested from bays and estuaries when they are juveniles. Food shrimp are larger adults that are harvested after the shrimp move out of the bays and into nearshore and offshore waters.
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