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Degner, Robert L.
Landrum, Paul D.
Pochaska, Fred J.
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    Front Cover
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    Abstract
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    Title Page
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    Table of Contents
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    List of Tables
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    Acknowledgement
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    Summary
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    Introduction
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Industry Repoit 79-4


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COMMERCIAL "SHjNG


ACTIVITY AND FACILITY

,.*- "- ,, -
NEEDS IN FLORIDA: W


Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and f
Sarasota Counties


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ABSTRACT


Information on the commercial seafood industries of Hillsborough,
Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota Counties was obtained from published
reports and from a mail survey of commercial fishermen and seafood

dealers. Total seafood landings in the five counties were valued at

$3.8 million in 1971. By 1976, landings had increased in value to

$11.6 million. About 730 people were engaged in commercial fishing and
50 firms were registered as dealers. Registrations of commercial boats
declined in the five counties from 1963-64 to 1977-78, but pleasure boat
registrations tripled. Fishermen and dealers noted improvements they

felt were needed in facilities and services in the ports and landing

areas used.


Key words: fish and shellfish landing trends, port improvements,
characteristics of Florida commercial fishermen and seafood dealers.











This research was supported in part by grants from the
Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Development Foundation, Inc. and from
the State University System of Florida Sea Grant College.














COMMERCIAL FISHING ACTIVITY AND FACILITY NEEDS IN FLORIDA:

HILLSBOROUGH, MANATEE, PASCO, PINELLAS,

AND SARASOTA COUNTIES




INDUSTRY REPORT 79-4


a report by
Kary Mathis, James C. Cato. Robert L. Degner
Paul D. Landrum and Fred J. Prochaska













a research project conducted for the
Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries
Development Foundation, Inc. and Florida Sea Grant





February, 1979

The Florida Agricultural Market Research Center
a part of
The Food and Resource Economics Department
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611















The Florida Agricultural Market Research Center

A Service of
the Food and Resource Economics Department
of the
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


The purpose of this Center is to provide timely, applied research

on current and emerging marketing problems affecting Florida's agri-

cultural and marine industries. The Center seeks to provide research

and information to production, marketing, and processing firms, groups

and organizations concerned with improving and expanding markets for

Florida agricultural and marine products.

The Center is staffed by a basic group of economists trained in

agriculture and marketing. In addition, cooperating personnel from

other IFAS units provide a wide range of expertise which can be applied

as determined by the requirements of individual projects.















TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

LIST OF TABLES .................................................. v

LIST OF APPENDIX TABLES ........................................ vii

LIST OF FIGURES ............................................. viii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ............................................. ix

SUMMARY ..................................................... x

INTRODUCTION ................................................. 1

Population Growth ......................................... 5

THE COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY IN THE REGION .................. 6

Boat Registrations ........................................ 6
Landings ..................................... ............. 6
Hillsborough County .................................. 7
Manatee County ......................................... 10
Pasco County .......................................... 70
Pinellas County ....................................... 15
Sarasota County ................................... 15

SURVEY RESULTS .............................................. 21

Characteristics of Fishermen ............................... 23
Volumes Handled ........... ..........,.,............ 23
Distances Traveled ......................... ......... 27
Landing Areas Used ................................... 27
Port Facilities: Use and Rating by Fishermen ............... 30
Hillsborough County .................................. 31
Manatee County .... ...............,................. 31
Pasco County ............ ............. ............. 38
Pinellas County ..................................... 42
Sarasota County ................................... 42
Dealer Characteristics, Facilities Provided and Railways.... 46
Hillsborough County .................................. 46
Manatee County ....................................... 49
Pinellas County ..................................... 51

CONCLUSIONS ................ .................................. 51













TABLE OF CONTENTS Continued

Page

APPENDIX ............................................... ....... 55

Questionnaires ..................................... .... 114
Mail Survey Procedures and Responses ...................... 118
Additional Information Sources ........................... 120

REFERENCES ............................................... .. 121















LIST OF TABLES


Table Page

1 Florida counties with fish and shellfish landings in
excess of $1 million, and rank in state, 1976............... 3

2 Population, five west coast counties, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970,
1977, and projected 1980, 1990, 2000......................... 5

3 Boats registered annually, in the five west coast counties,
1963-64 through 1977-78.................................... 7

4 Volume and value of landings, Hillsborough County, 1971-
1976...................................... ............. 8

5 Volume and value of landings, Manatee County, 1971-1976...... 11

6 Volume and value of landings, Pasco County, 1971-1976........ 12

7 Volume and value of landings, Pinellas County, 1971-1976..... 16

8 Volume and value of landings, Sarasota County, 1971-1976..... 17

9 Questionnaire dispositions and responses, fisherman survey,
five west coast counties .................................. 22

10 Questionnaire dispositions and responses, dealer survey,
five west coast counties.................................. 24

11 Classification of commercial fishermen in five west coast
counties by volume of fish sold in 1977...................... 25

12 Classification of commercial fishermen in five west coast
counties by volume of shellfish sold in 1977................. 26

13 Distance from home to fishing port traveled by commercial
fishermen responding in the five west coast counties......... 28

14 Distance from fishing port to fishing grounds traveled by
commercial fishermen responding in the five west coast
counties ................................................... 28

15 Landing areas used by commercial fishermen in five west
counties, 1977 .................... ............. ......... 29

16 Groups of facilities and services evaluated by port users
in the central and south Florida survey, 1978................ 30

17 Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Hillsborough County, 1978............ 32












LIST OF TABLES Continued


Table Page

18 Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fisher-
men in Hillsborough County, 1978........................... 36

19 Current and projected use of seafood port facilities
by commercial fishermen in Manatee County, 1978............. 37

20 Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Manatee County, 1978.................................... 39

21 Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Pasco County, 1978................. 40

22 Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Pasco County, 1978.................................... 41

23 Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Pinellas County, 1978.............. 43

24 Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Pinellas County, 1978.......................... ........ 44

25 Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Sarasota County, 1978............... 45

26 Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Sarasota County, 1978 ................................... 47

27 Classification of seafood dealers in the five west coast
counties by volume of fish and shellfish handled in 1977.... 48

28 Classification of seafood dealers in Hillsborough, MdnaLee,
and Pinellas Counties by volume of fish and shellfish
handled in 1977 ........................................... 48

29 Port facilities and services in Hillsborough, Manatee, and
Pinellas Counties: Facilities offered and those needing
improvement, according to one or more dealers, 1978......... 50

30 Port facilities and services needing improvement, as rated
by 50 percent or more commercial fishermen responding
from five west coast counties. 1978...................... 53
















LIST OF APPENDIX TABLES


Table Page

1 Boats registered annually, 1963-64 through 1976-77, the five
west coast counties ............................................ 56

2 Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish for the five
west coast counties from 1971-1976............................. 57

3 Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months,
Hillsborough County, 1971-1976................................. 58
4 Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months,
Manatee County, 1971-1976................................ .... 64

5 lotal landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months,
Pasco County, 1971-1976......................................... 76

6 Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months,
Pinellas County, 1971-1976 ................................... 88

7 Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months,
Sarasota County, 1971-1976...................................... 100

8 Questionnaires mailed and responses or disposition, commercial
fishermen, all counties and five west coast counties........... 112

9 Questionnaires mailed and responses or disposition, dealer survey,
all counties and five west coast counties....................... 113

















LIST OF FIGURES


Figure Page

1 Value of fish and shellfish landings by county in Florida,
1976 .......................................................... 2

2 Central and south Florida coastal counties included in study.... 4

3 Volume and value of seafood landings, Hillsborough County,
1971-1976 .... ................................................. 9

4 Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish, Hillsborough
County, 1971-1976 .............................................. 13

5 Volume and value of seafood landings, Manatee County, 1971-1976. 13

6 Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish, Manatee County,
1971-1976 ............. .............................. ....... 14

7 Volume and value of seafood landings, Pinellas County, 1971-1976. 18

8 Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish, Pinellas County,
1971-1976 .......................... ..... ....................... 19

9 Volume and value of seafood landings, Sarasota County, 1971-1976.20

10 Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish, Sarasota County,
1971-1976................. .............................. 20













ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Many people are due thanks for their help in the seafood port study

and in preparing this publication and the others in the series. Financial

support from the Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Development Foundation,

Inc., and assistance from its Executive Director, Dr. Roger Anderson,

are much appreciated. The Florida Sea Grant program also provided funds

partially supporting this study, and Dr. Hugh Popenoe, Program Director

is to be thanked.

Mr. Bob Jones ot the Southeastern Fisheries Association provided

invaluable assistance, for which we are all grateful. The Florida

Department of Natural Resources was most helpful with a great deal of

valuable information.

Several staff members of the Food and Resource Economics Department

provided valuable assistance. Mr. Scott Woolley was most competent in

performing statistical and computer work, and Mrs. Nancy Melton provided

invaluable expertise in computer programming. Ms. Patricia Beville and

Ms. Ellen Bishop were extremely efficient in handling the typing and

secretarial work, as were Miss Sarah Miller, Mrs. Becky Hoover and Mrs.

Shirley Harris. Miss Carolyn Almeter and several other career service

employees of the Food and Resource Economics Department spent many hours

preparing and mailing questionnaires.

Finally, all the Florida fishermen and seafood dealers who took the

time to complete questionnaires and add comments have our thanks.












SUMMARY


This is one of a series of four reports on published data and
survey findings concerned with commercial fishing activity and needed
onshore facilities and services in 17 counties of central and south
Florida: Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Dade, Hillsborough,
Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Monroe, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas,
St. Lucie, Sarasota, and Volusia.

The five counties, discussed here, Hisslborough, Manatee, Pasco,
Pinellas, and Sarasota, have experienced very rapid population growth
since 1960 and further increases are projected for the future.

The number of pleasure boats registered in these five counties has
increased from 25,394 in 1963-64 to 79,922 by 1977-78. Commercial boat
numbers declined from 3,660 to 2,442 during the same period.

Landings in the five counties declined from 1971 to 1976 in volume
but values are greater than in 1971. Total landings in all five counties
were valued at $11.6 million in 1976, with shellfish making up 67 percent
of that value.

Landings are highly seasonal in the region, averaging highest in
the winter, and dropping substantially during the summer months.

It is estimated there are about 730 commercial boat owners actively
fishing and 50 dealers operating in the five counties. About half of
all fishermen responding catch 5,000 pounds or less, while nearly 30
percent land 25,000 pounds or more of fish and shellfish.

Most fishermen returning questionnaires from Hillsborough County
said they landed in Tampa. The majority of fishermen from Manatee
County landed at Cortez. About a third of Sarasota County fishermen
used Sarasota.

Fishermen use a variety of facilities and services at these landing
sites, but fish houses, ice and fuel sales and docks are used by the
greatest number of boat owners. Also, a sizeable number of fishermen in
the region use repair and supply services for gear, engines, and electronics.

Dealers offer most facilities for handling the catch and provide
consumable supplies such as bait, ice and fuel. Hillsborough, Manatee
and Pinellas County dealers offer very few repair facilities.

Fishermen feel docking needs improvement in most landing sites,
along with gear and electronics repair freezer and cold storage, and
waste disposal facilities. Dealers also would like improved docking and
said they would like improved fish, shrimp and lobster houses, ice
plants, and freezer and cold storage facilities.












Information and assistance is available to groups or individuals
interested in improving commercial seafood facilities and services in
this region. The County Extension Office and other agencies should be
contacted by those desiring help.














COMMERCIAL FISHING ACTIVITY AND FACILITY NEEDS IN FLORIDA:
HILLSBOROUGH, MANATEE, PASCO, PINELLAS,
AND SARASOTA COUNTIES


Kary Mathis, James C. Cato, Robert L. Degner,
Paul D. Landrum and Fred J. Prochaska

INTRODUCTION


The commercial seafood industry is an important source of income

and employment along Florida's extensive coastline. Values of marine

landings for coastal counties are shown in Figure 1. Of the 35 coastal

counties in Florida 18 had seafood landings of $1 million or more in

1976. The relatively small number of major seafood ports in the state

are all in counties with $1 million or more in landings values (Table

1). Urban and recreational development in most coastal areas of central

and north Florida has put great pressure on commercial fishermen and

seafood dealers operating there. Counties with seafood landings under

$1 million have significant numbers of fishermen but port and landing

facilities are often limited. Even though the remaining counties have

substantial volumes fo seafood and significant numbers of fishermen,

port and landing facilities are often limited. These limitations and

other restrictions may hamper the seafood industry in these areas.

This publication is one of a series of four which reports analysis

of data from published sources and from surveys of commercial fishermen

and seafood dealers in 17 counties of central and south Florida. Counties

included are: Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Dade, Hillsborough,


Kary Mathis, James C. Cato and Fred J. Prochaska are associate pro-
fessors, Robert L. Degner is assistant professor and Paul D. Landrum is
assistant in food and resource economics, University of Florida.





























I = Over $2,000,000
= $1,000,000 to $2,000,000

/ = $500,000 to $1,000,000

=: Less than $500,000


Figure l.--Value of fish and shellfish landings by county in Florida, 1976.











Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Monroe, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas,

St. Lucie, Sarasota, and Volusia (Figure 2).


Table 1.--Florida counties with fish and shellfish landings in excess of
$1 million, and rank in state, 1976.


Value of landings
County Fish Shellfish Total Rank in state

---------- $,000 ----------

Bay 3,247 1,790 5,037 5
Brevard 1,120 1,496 2,616 9
Citrus-Pasco 471 1,018 1,489 14
Collier 666 732 1,398 15
Dade 520 2,463 2,984 7
Duval 787 1,702 2,388 10
Escambia 927 1,752 2,679 8
Franklin 431 7,837 8,268 3
Gulf 305 865 1,170 17
Hillsborough 197 2,933 3,103 6
Lee 3,434 9,284 12,718 2
Manatee 1.350 298 1,648 13
Martin 1,013 3 1,016 18
Monroe 3,640 19,965 23,605 1
Nassau 213 1,733 1,946 12
Pinellas 2,169 3,070 5,239 4
St. Lucie 2,353 12 2,365 11
Volusia 662 592 1,254 16


Source: Florida Department
cial Marine Landings, 1976.


of Natural Resources, Summary of Commer-


Research reported here was done as a continuation of a larger project

concerned with the feasibility of seafood industrial port development in

north Florida. Results of the more detailed study are reported in a

separate publication (see reference list).

This report is organized into four major sections: this introduction,

a discussion of the commercial fishing industry in the region, results

of the mail survey, and conclusions. Relevant published data were used









































= Counties included in this i


Counties included in other
reports in this series.


Figure 2.--Central and south Florida coastal counties included in study.









5


in the first two sections. Summaries of responses by fishermen and

dealers on the mailed questionnaires provided information for the third

section. Information and survey findings are reviewed and conclusions

drawn in the final portion.


Population Growth


All 17 counties included in this phase of the overall seafood port

study have experienced almost explosive population growth in the past

two decades. Population in the five-county region covered in this report

doubled from 1960 to 1977, with additional growth projected through the

year 2000 (Table 2).


Table 2.--Population, five west coast counties,
1977, and projected 1980, 1990, 2000.


Hillsborough


1940, 1950, 1960, 1970,


Manatee Pasco Pinellas


Sarasota


1940 180,148 26,098 13,981 91,852 16,106
1950 249,894 34,187 20,529 159,249 28,827
1960 397,788 69,168 36,785 374,665 76,895
1970 490,265 97.115 75,955 522,329 120,413
1977 602,667 129,313 142,264 687,204 170,621

Projected

1980 640,200 140,000 171,300 725,400 189,200
1990 763,400 174,800 250,700 872,700 246,300
2000 883,900 202,400 290.300 1.010.400 285.200


Source: Bureau of Economic and Business Research.


Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties have been the most populous in

the region since 1940. Pasco and Sarasota Counties had the most rapid

rate of population growth in the region while Manatee County showed a

growth rate of about the average for tne region.


Year


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THE COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY IN THE REGION


Population growth, and accompanying residential and recreational

development have put heavy pressure on waterfront property used by the

fishing and seafood industry. Docking space has been converted from

commercial to recreational use as the number of pleasure boats has

increased in the region.

Boat Registrations


The number of commercial boats registered in each of the five

counties has declined over the past 15 years, while the number of

pleasure boats has tripled. The number of commercial boats reached a

high of 4,339 in 1965-66, then generally declined. Pleasure boats grew

from 29,000 to almost 77,500 in number (Table 3). Pinellas County had

the largest number of commercial boats registered in 1976-77 with 1,136

while Pasco County had the fewest in the region with 208 (Appendix Table

1). Hillsborough County showed the most pleasure boats with 26,900 while

Pinellas County had 23,387.


Landings


Seafood landings as reported by the Florida Department of Natural

Resources show considerable variation among the counties. Pinellas and

Hillsborough Counties have the largest landings in the five-county

region, with each having total landings valued at over $3 million in

1976. Manatee and Pascol Counties showed seafood landings of well over



1Landings in Pasco County are combined with those in Citrus County
for reporting. See page following.










$1 million while Sarasota, the lowest producing county in this region,

handled less than $200,000 in landings.


Table 3.--Boats registered annually, in the five west coast counties,
1963-64 through 1977-78.



Boats registered
Yeara Commercial Pleasure Total


-------------------- Number --------------------

1963-64 3,660 25,394 29,054
1964-65 3,652 26,720 30,372
1965-66 4,339 27,945 32,284
1966-67 4,087 30,052 34,139
1967-68 3,213 32,524 35,737
1968-69 3,380 34,518 37,898
1969-70 3,331 38,046 41,377
1970-71 3,168 40,137 43,305
1971-72 2,736 43,900 46,636
1972-73 2,543 48,803 51,346
1973-74 2,197 49,151 51,348
1974-75 2,297 65,457b 67,754
1975-76 2,816 74,858 77,674
1976-77 2,578 74,897 77,475


aJuly 1 to June 30.

bBefore January 1, 1975, pleasure boats with engines of less than
10 horsepower were not required to be registered.
Source: Bureau of Boat Registration, Florida. Department of Natural
Resources.

Hillsborough County


Hillsborough County ranked sixth in the state in 1976 with $3.1

million in landings (Table 1). Total value of fish and shellfish increased

from 1971 through 1976 even though volume declined (Figure 3). Fish

landings fell drastically in 1975 and 1976 while shellfish volume remained

fairly stable during this period. Shellfish represented most of seafood


landings volume and value (Table 4).





















Table 4.--Volume and value of landings, Hillsborough County, 1971-1976.


Fish


Shellfish


Year Volume Value


Pounds Dollars

1971 1,383,319 213,293

1972 1,491,153 226,310

1973 1,466,658 197,874

1974 2,267,114 306,867

1975 659,747 163,415

1976 544,321 169,825


Source: Florida
1971-1976.


Volume


Pounds

1,683,601

2,345,963

2,107,134

2,286,625

3,626,762

2,297,457


Department of Natural Resources,


Value


Volume


Value


Dollars Pounds Dollars

1,062,828 3,066,920 1,276,121

1,725,943 3,837,116 1,952,253

2,030,832 3,573,792 2,228,706

1,692,614 4,553,73S 1,999,481

3,120,345 4,286,509 3,283,760

2,933,185 2,841,778 3,103,010


Summary of Florida Commercial Marine Landings,


Total






























4,000




3,000




2,000




1.000


Figure 3.--Volume and value of seafood landings, Hillsborough County,
1971-1976.










Average monthly landings of both fish and shellfish are fairly

stable through the first 10 months of the year, with sizeable increases

in November and December (Figure 4 and Appendix Table 2). Major species

in Hillsborough County are grouper, black mullet, blue crab and shrimp

(Appendix Table 3).

Manatee County

Total value of seafood in Manatee County increased from 1971 to

1976, reaching over $1.6 million in 1976 (Figure 5). Volume of seafood

has shown a downward trend since 1971 with all the decline in fish,

which constitute the majority of Manatee County landings (Table 5).

Average monthly landings peak in December climbing from a summer

low (Figure 6 and Appendix Table 2). Major fish species landed in

Manatee County are grouper, black mullet, red snapper, and jack crevalle

(Appendix Table 4).


Pasco County

Most recent published reports on landings combine data for Pasco

County with either Hernando or Citrus Counties (Table 6). The combined

value of landings for Citrus-Pasco in 1976 was about $1.5 million.

this ranks the two-county area 14th in the state (Table 1). Pasco

County alone had relatively small seafood landings. Citrus County

seafood data were reported separately in 1971 through 1973, and re-

presented 83 percent of the total value of seafood in Pasco and Citrus

Counties together.2



2See Industry Report 78-2, Commercial Fishing Activity and Facility
Needs in Florida: Citrus County.




















Table 5.--Volume and value of landings,


Fish

Year Volume Value


Manatee County, 1971-1976.


Shellfish

Volume Value


Total

Volume Value


Pounds Dollars

1971 6,569,576 994,418

1972 6,229,962 1,093,243

1973 5,697,469 1,006,501

1974 4,958,351 1,186,656

1975 5,374,902 1,223,584

1976 4,510,595 1,350,067


Source: Florida Department of Natural
1971-1976.


Pounds

57,028

83,949

92,853

82,988

319,683

359,386


Dollars

21,951

67,089

79,894

68,135

212,773

298,007


Pounds

6,626,604

6,313,911

5,790,322

5,041,339

5,694,585

4,869,981


dollarss

1,016,369

1,160,332

1,086,395

1,254,791

1,436,357

1,648,074


Resources, Summary of Florida Commercial Marine Landings,






















Table 6.--Volume and value of landings, Pasco County, 1971-1976.


Shellfish

Volume Value


Pounds





30

1,819,202

2,009,519

2,693,407


Dollars







310,26

768,20

1,018,13


Total

Volume Value

Pounds Dollars

648,493 99,165

955,956 107,952

6 438,545 71,186

7 4,182,633 666,686

6 4,923,187 1,241,485

7 5,053,651 1,488,793


Includes Hernando County.
b
Includes Citrus County.

Source: Florida Department of Natural Resources, Summary of Commercial Marine Landngs, 1971-1976.


Year


Fish


Volume


Pounds

648,493

955,956

433,515

2,363,431

2,913,668

2,36D,244


1971 a

1972a

1973a

1974b

1975b

1976b


Value


Dollars

99,165

107,952

71,180

356,419

473,279

470,656


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Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dei


Figure 4.-- Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish, Hillsborough
County, 1971-1976.


Volume
1,000 lbs.

8,000




6,000




4,000-




2,000


Value
$1,000
-2




SY Volume





Value


- 500




-500


1972 1973


1974 1975


Figure 5.--Yolume and value of seafood landings, Manatee County, 1971-1976.


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- -1 1 -- --


,000




















































Fish


Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.


Figure 6.--Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish, Manatee County,
1971-1976.


1,000












Average monthly landings for the Citrus-Pasco area peak in June and

again in November and December (Appendix Table 2). Important fish

species in this area are jack crevalle, grouper, black mullet, and

spotted sea trout. Blue crabs are the major shellfish landed (Appendix

Table 5).

Pinellas County

Pinellas County is ranked fourth in the state with fish and shell-

fish landings totaling over $5.2 million for 1976 (Table 1). Total

value of seafood landed has shown a continual increase from 1971, as

volume rose substantially along with prices (Figure 7). Annual fish

landings have fluctuated from 4.2 to 6.5 million pounds while shellfish

volume has increased markedly since 1971 (Table 7).

Average monthly landings in Pinellas County show a peak in November

and December, due mostly to an increase in fish landings in those months

(Figure 8). Important fish species in Pinellas County are grouper,

black mullet, and red snapper. Shrimp represent most of the shellfish

landed (Appendix Table 6).

Sarasota County

Both volume and value of landings in Sarastoa County have decreased

since 1971 (Table 8 and Figure 9). Average monthly landings follow the same

seasonal pattern as the other counties in the region, with highest

volumes in November and December (Figure 10 and Appendix Table 2).

Grouper and black mullet are the major species handled (Appendix Table

7).



















Table 7 .--Volume and value of landings, Pinellas County, 1971-1976.


Fish Shellfish Total
Year Volume Value Volume Value Volume Value


Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars Pounds Dollars

1971 4,865,348 866,045 327,336 363,205 5,192,684 1,229,250

1972 4,751,863 1,076,891 621,132 635,003 5,372,995 1,711,894

1973 4,222,827 1,099,151 536,170 455,820 4,758,997 1,554,971

1974 5,836,967 2,084,062 1,140,212 731,323 6,977,177 2,815,385

1975 6,510,305 2,360,921 2,070,828 1,943,224 8,581,133 4,304,145

1976 5,115,572 2,169,166 2,590,563 3,070,116 7,706,135 5,239,282


Source: Florida Department of Natural
1971-1976.


Resources, Summary of Florida Commercial Marine Landings,




















Table 8.--Volume and value of landings, Sarasota County, 1971-1976.


Fish


Year


1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976


Volume


Pounds

1,714,866

1,622,791

1,461,331

813,620

553,962

310,936


Source: Florida
1971-1976.


Value


Dollars

208,265

239,897

244,488

201,207

177,479

128,210


Shellfish

Volume Value


Pounds

18,126

23,949

37,417

280

157,156

12,985


Dollars

8,338

15,419

25,623

210

20,364

12,062


Total


Volume


Pounds

1,732,992

1,646,740

1,498,748

813,900

711,118

323,921


Value


Dollars

216,603

255,316

270,111

201,417

197,843

140,272


Department of Natural Resources, Summary of Florida Commercial Marine Landings,

























Volume
1,000 Ibs.


6,000-


4,000


Value


1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976


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SURVEY RESULTS


The mail survey conducted during the fall of 1978 provided con-

siderable insight into fishing industry problems in Hillsborough, Manatee,

Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties. Questionnaires were mailed to

all residents in each county having a commercial boat registered during

1977-78 with the Florida Department of Natural Resources. All seafood

dealers listed with the National Marine Fisheries Services in 1976.were

also surveyed. Copies of the questionnaires used are included in the

Appendix.

A total of 1,316 questionnaires were sent to commercial boat owners

in all five counties with 573 or 44 percent returned. The largest

number of questionnaires, 521, was sent to Pinellas County, and 49

percent were returned. Hillsborough County fishermen received 328

questionnaires. However, only 38 percent were returned, the lowest in

the region. Sarasota, Manatee, and Pasco Counties received 179, 146 and

142 questionnaires, respectively.

Of the individuals responding, the number who still owned one or

more boats and were actively fishing ranged from 44 percent in Pinellas

to 66 percent in Manatee County (Table 9). It was assumed that people

who did not return the questionnaire were active commercial fishermen in

the same proportion as those completing the survey. The percentage

actively fishing was multiplied times the total number of boat registrations

to provide an estimate of total active commercial fishermen in each

county. These estimates indicate that there are from 91 to 302 boat

owners actively fishing in each of the counties (Table 9).

Dealer responses were greatest from Hillsborough County which had

the largest number of dealers in the region. Pinellas County followed
















responses, fisherman survey, five west coast counties.


County


Disposition or
response


Hillsborough


Manatee


Pasco


Pinellas Sarasota


Total mailed


Returned unable
to deliver

Individuals receiving
questionnaires

Individuals receiving
questionnaires

Questionnaires not
returned

Questionnaires
returned

Questionnaires
returned


Number Percent

328 100


16 5


312 95

312 100


193 62


119 38


Number Percent

146 100


Number Percent

142 100


5 3 7 5


Number Percent

521 100


32 6


141 96 135 95 489 94


141 100 135 100 489 100


82 58 66 49 250 51


59 42 69 51 239 49


Number Percent

179 100

11 6


168 94

168 100


81 48


87 52


No longer own boat 15

No longer in business 52

Still in business 52

Estimated active b
commercial fishermen 144


aNot fishing commercially but had commercial boat registrations in 1977


total number mailed, i.e., the total


bEstimate is based on the proportion of the respondents still in business and :he
1977 commercial boat registrants.


Table 9. --Questionnaire dispositions and












with six of the 14 dealers responding and three of the seven Manatee

County dealers returned questionnaires. Only one of the five Sarasota

County dealers responded, and that dealer was no longer in business.

There were no responses from Pasco County (Table 10). The five west

coast counties had a total of 53 or 28 percent of the 190 dealers registered

in the 17 coastal counties. The 25 dealers from the five counties who

returned questionnaires represented 29 percent of all responses (Appendix

Table 9).


Characteristics of Fishermen


Volumes Handled


Most fishermen in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Sarasota Counties handle

relatively small volumes of finfish. Seventy-one percent, 66 percent,

and 54 percent, respectively, of the fishermen responding from those

counties indicated catching less than 10,000 pounds per year (Table 11).

Manatee County had the largest percentage of fishermen handling over

25,000 pounds, while 30 percent of Pinellas County fishermen handled

over 25,000 pounds.

The number of fishermen handling shellfish is considerably smaller

than those handling finfish. Only 76 fishermen reported handling

shellfish compared to 227 handling finfish. The largest number of those

catching shellfish was 33 in Pinellas County, while 18 Hillsborough

County fishermen handled shellfish (Table 12). Only four Pasco County

fishermen reported catching shellfish and three of those caught less

than 5,000 pounds. Only in Hillsborough County did fewer than 60 percent

of fishermen responding handle over 5,OUU pounds of shellfish. Eleven

or 61 percent of those catching shellfish in Hillsborough County handled

over 25,000 pounds (Table 21).














Tables 10.--Questionnaire dispositions and responses, dealer survey, five west coast counties.


Disposition or
response


Total mailed

Returned unable
to deliver

Individuals receiving
questionnaires

Individuals receiving
questionnaires

Questionnaires not
returned

Questionnaires
returned

Cuestionnaires
returned

No longer in business

Still in business


Hillsborough


umber Percent

26 100


4 15


22 100


22 100


7 32


15 68


15 100

0 0

15 100


Manatee


Number Percent

7 100


0 0


7 100


7 100


4 57


3 43


3 700

0 0

3 100


Pasco


Number Percent

I 100


0 0


1 100


1 100


1 100


0 0


0 0

0 0

0 0


Pinellas


Number Percent

14 100


2 14


12 100


12 100


6 50


6 50


6 100

0 0

6 100


Sarasota


Number Percent

5 100


0 0


5 100


5 100


4 80


1 20


1 100

1 100

0 0


N

















Table 11.-- Classification of commercial fishermen in five west coast counties by volume of fish
sold in 1977.



Pounds sold

County Under 5,000 5,000-10,000 10,000-25,000 Over 25,000 Total


Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent

Hillsborough 13 54 4 17 2 8 5 21 24 100

Manatee 7 23 2 6 4 13 18 58 31 100

Pasco 17 59 2 7 3 10 7 24 29 100

Pinellas 41 39 8 8 24 23 31 30 104 100

Sarasota 16 41 5 13 11 28 7 18 39 100

Total 94 21 44 68 227














Table 12--Classification of commercial fishermen in five west ccast counties by volume of shellfish
sold in 1977.


Pounds sold

County Under 5,000 5,000-10,000 10,000-25,000 Over 25,000 Total


Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Hillsborough 6 33 1 6 0 0 11 61 18 100

Manatee 3 75 0 0 0 0 1 25 4 100

Pasco 9 82 0 0 2 18 0 0 11 100

Pinellas 21 64 5 15 1 3 6 18 33 100

Sarasota 6 60 4 40 0 0 0 0 10 100

Total 45 10 3 18 76











Distances Traveled


The distances commercial fishermen travel from their homes to the

ports they use are similar among four of the five counties. Fishermen

in Hillsborough County travel further from home to port than fishermen

in the other four counties. Forty-three percent of the Hillsborough

County respondents travel 10 or more miles to use a port facility while

25 percent or less of the fishermen in the other counties travel that

far (Table 13).

A majority of fishermen in each county travel less than 25 miles

from port to their fishing grounds. Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties

have a substantial percentage of fishermen going more than 50 miles from

port, 36 percent and 35 percent, respectively (Table 14). This reflects

the large numbers of shrimp boats and snapper-grouper boats operating

from these counties.


Landing Areas Used

Usual landing areas were indicated by most fishermen completing

questionnaires. Over half the fishermen responding in Hillsborough

County used Tampa as a port with about a quarter using Tarpon Springs

(Table 15). Nearly all Manatee County fishermen used Cortez, as did a

few from Hillsborough and Sarasota Counties. Fishermen in Pasco County

were about equally divided between New Port Richey and Hudson. Pinellas

County fishermen indicated using the largest number of different ports

in the region. About a third of the respondents landed in Tarpon Springs,

as did fishermen from three of the other counties. Substantial numbers

of Pinellas County respondents indicated St. Petersburg, Clearwater and

Johns Pass as their landing sites (Table 15). Sarasota was the site
preferred in Saracota County, but Englewood and Placida were also used.















Table 13--Distance from home to fishing port traveled by commercial fishermen responding in the five west coast counties.



County 1 or less miles 2-3 miles 4-6 miles 7-10 miles Over 10 Total

Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Hillsborough 3 7 6 15 6 15 8 20 18 43 41 100
Manatee 8 23 3 9 7 20 8 23 9 25 35 100
Pasco 11 27 11 27 4 10 4 10 10 25 40 100
Pinellas 22 18 24 20 37 31 73 11 23 19 119 100
Sarasota 8 20 8 20 8 20 7 18 9 22 40 100
Total 52 100 52 100 62 100 50 100 69 100 275 100


aPercentage may not sum to 100 due to rounding.


Table 14-- Distance from fishing port to fishing grounds traveled by commercial fishermen responding in the five west coast counties.



County Under 10 miles 11-25 miles 26-50 miles 51-75 miles Over 75 miles Total

Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Hillsborough 15 37 7 17 4 10 2 5 13 31 41 100
Manatee 11 38 8 28 4 14 1 3 5 17 29 100
Pascc 15 38 11 28 5 12 2 5 7 17 40 100
Pinellas 47 40 20 17 9 8 7 6 34 29 117 100
Sarasota 23 57 8 20 6 15 1 3 2 5 40 100
Total 111 100 54 100 28 100 13 100 61 100 267 100

percentage may not sum to 100 due to rounding.









Table 15.--Landing areas used by commercial fishermen in five west coast
counties, 1977.



Landing place Fishermen Landing place Fishermen


Hillsborough


Pasco


Tampa
Tarpon Springs
Ruskin
Cortez
High City
Homosassa
New Port Richey
Oldsmar
St. Petersburg


New Port Richey
Hudson
Tarpon Springs
Aripeka
Bayport
Crystal River
Homosassa
Palm Harbor
Port Salerno


Total


Manatee


Pinellas


Cortez
Ruskin
Palmetto
Marathon
Tampa
Tarpon Springs


Total


Sarasota


Sarasota
Englewood
Placida
Cortez
Nokomis
Venice
Midnight Pass
Osprey
Ft. Pierce
Ozona
West Palm Beach


Tarpon Springs
St. Petersburg
Clearwater
Johns Pass
Tampa Bay
Ozona
Gulfport
Madeira Beach
New Port Richey
Dunedin
Indian Rocks Beach
Oldsmar
Anclote River
Apollo Beach
Everglades City
Homosassa
Hudson
Marathon
Port Canaveral


Total


Total


--LI











Port Facilities: Use and Rating by Fishermen


Inadequate, deteriorated or unsuited port facilities can seriously

hamper commercial fishing in a region and retard or prevent growth in

the commercial seafood industry. An important step in identifying

fishing port needs in the five counties studied was determining facilities

available in each port and how well those facilities serve the fishing

industry. The mail survey described earlier asked fishermen and dealers

to specify which facilities and services they used and to evaluate those

facilities.

Port services were grouped into five categories shown in Table 16.

The mail survey asked fishermen to indicate those facilities and services

used in each port and to them as satisfactory or needing improvement.

Dealers were asked which facilities and services they provided and to

indicate those need addition or improvement. Both commercial fishermen

and seafood dealers were given the opportunity to add comments.


Table 16.--Groups of facilities and services evaluated by port users in
the central and south Florida survey, 1978.


Handling and processing

Shrimp unloading house
Crab unloading house
Lobster unloading house
Fish house
Processing unused fish
Freezer and cold storage

Supplies

Bait sales
Ice plant
Fuel sales
Groceries

Waste removal
Solid waste
Liquid waste


Docking and repair

Docking facilities
Gear storage
Gear repair
Gear supply
Electronics service
Engine repair
Marine railway

Retail

Restaurant
Retail seafood market
Fishermen's meeting room











Hillsborough County


Commercial fishermen from Hillsborough County indicated greatest

use of fish houses, ice and fuel sales, and docking. A significant

number also used shrimp houses, gear supply, electronics and diesel

repair, and marine railway. Processing of unused fish and a marine

railway were the two facilities fishermen would use if made available

or improved (Table 17).

Docking was the main facility used by large numbers of Hillsborough

fishermen that needs improvement. Fifty-nine percent of those

rating the facility noted improvement was needed (Table 18). Some boat

owners commented on the need for fishing dock space in the Tampa port

areas. A number of fishermen also indicated improvement needed in

shrimp houses, ice supplies, and all repair facilities.

A number of Hillsborough County fishermen made additional comments

in the space provided on the questionnaires. Some indicated a need for

additional information on laws, taxes and financing for commercial

fishermen as well as information pertaining to biological background of

marine species and new fishing techniques. Other fishermen indicated

the need for improved marketing. They also stressed a need for more

regulation and enforcement aimed at conserving fishery resources.

Manatee County

Nearly all fishermen responding from Manatee County use fish houses.

and sizeable proportions use ice and fuel sales and docking. Electronic!

repair and a meeting room were the only facilities noted as ones they

would use by 10 percent or more of those responding (Table 19).













Table 17.--Current and projected use of seafood
commercial fishermen in Hillsborough


port facilities by
County, 1978.


Fishermen
Facility Currently use Would use


Number


Percent


Number


Percent


Shrimp house
Crab house
Lobster house
Fish house
Processing unused fish
Freezer, cold storage

Bait supply
Ice plant
Fuel sales
Groceries

Docking
Gear storage
Gear supply
Gear repair
Electronics repair
Diesel repair
Marine Railway

Restaurant
Retail seafood market
Fisherman's meeting room

Solid waste
Liquid waste


Total responses 52












Table 18.--Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Hillsborough County, 1978.



Fishermen
Rating Saying needs
Facility facility improvement Share


Number Number Percent

Shrimp house 11 8 73
Crab house 6 1 17
Lobster house
Fish house 23 6 26
Processing unused fish 2 1 50
Freezer, cold storage 4 2 50

Bait supply 11 5 46
Ice plant 22 12 55
Fuel sales 26 6 23
Groceries 10 1 10

Docking 27 16 59
Gear storage 3 1 33
Gear supply 12 2 17
Gear repair 7 4 57
Electronics repair 14 5 36
Diesel repair 19 7 37
Marine railway 14 7 50

Restaurant 9 2 22
Retail seafood market 7 1 14
Fishermen's meeting room 2 2 100

Solid waste 6 2 33
Liquid waste 3 1 33














Table 19.--Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Manatee County, 1978.



Fishermen
Facility Currently use Would use


Number Percent Number Percent

Shrimp house 3 8 1 3
Crab house 1 3 0 0
Lobster house 0 0 0 0
Fish house 32 82 1 3
Processing unused fish 2 5 3 8
Freezer, cold storage 9 23 2 5

Bait supply 11 28 0 0
Ice plant 16 41 3 8
Fuel sales 20 51 2 5
Groceries 6 15 1 3

Docking 16 41 2 5
Gear storage 7 18 3 8
Gear supply 7 18 3 8
Gear repair 0 0 3 8
Electronics repair 6 15 5 13
Diesel repair 11 28 3 8
Marine Railway 10 26 0 0

Restaurant 2 5 1 3
Retail seafood market 4 10 0 0
Fisherman's meeting room 1 3 4 10

Solid waste 0 0 1 3
Liquid waste 1 3 0 0


Total responses











Fish houses were the only facilities rated by more than 20 fishermen

and 35 percent of the 26 rating fish houses said they needed improvement.

Bait and ice supplies need improving, according to some fishermen, as

do docking and gear supply (Table 20).

Additional comments from a number of fishermen stressed the loss

of waterfront property and dock space to sport fishing and recreational

development. Shallow channels and shallow water near several fish houses

causes difficulty for fishermen.

Pasco County


Facilities and services most used in Pasco County were fish houses,

fuel sales, docking, and marine railway (Table 21). Thirty percent of

the fishermen indicated they would use an ice plant and 21 percent said

they would use fish houses and gear supply areas if made available or

improved. Significant percentages said they would use fuel sales,

diesel repair, electronics repair, a meeting room, a facility for

processing unused fish, freezer and cold storage, and bait supply

(Table 21).

Docking was the most heavily-used facility in Pasco County that was

rated as needing improvement. Fish houses, fuel sales and marine railway,

also showed a significant percent of fishermen favoring improvement

(Table 22).

Written comments emphasized the need for additional and improved fish

houses, ice facilities, fuel sales and docking. As in the other counties,

lack of these facilities and services is related to the urbanization

and waterfront development taking place. Electronics repair and marine

railway systeIIs dlsu received uuiniient as needing improvement.












Table 20--Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Manatee County, 1978.



Si shermen __ _
RatTng
Facility facility Saying needs improvement


Number Number Percent

Shrimp house 2 1 50
Crab house 1 1 100
Lobster house -
Fish house 26 9 35
Processing unused fish 2 2 100
Freezer, cold storage 6 2 33

Bait supply 10 5 50
Ice plant 11 6 55
Fuel sales 16 3 19
Groceries 5 0 0

Docking 14 8 57
Gear storage 6 3 50
Gear supply 7 4 57
Gear repair -- --
Electronics repair 6 3 50
Diesel repair 10 2 20
Marine railway 10 2 20

Restaurant 2 0 0
Retail seafood market 3 1 33
Fishermen's meeting room 1 1 100

Solid waste -- -
Iiquid waste 1 100












Table 21.--Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Pasco County, 1978.



Fishermen
Facility Currently use Would use


Number Percent Number Percen

Shrimp house 7 16 5 11
Crab house 3 7 2 5
Lobster house 0 0 1 2
Fish house 21 48 9 21
Processing unused fish 2 5 8 18
Freezer, cold storage 3 7 8 18

Bait supply 17 39 8 18
Ice plant 15 34 13 30
Fuel sales 28 64 6 14
Groceries 14 32 2 5

Docking 24 55 4 9
Gear storage 2 5 4 9
Gear supply 5 11 9 21
Gear repair 3 7 4 9
Electronics repair 9 21 7 16
Diesel repair 15 34 6 14
Marine Railway 21 48 3 7

Restaurant 9 21 2 5
Retail seafood market 12 27 3 7
Fishermen's meeting room 6 14 7 16

Solid waste 3 7 4 9
Liquid waste 1 2 5 11

Total responses 44 -- --












Table 22.--Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Pasco County, 1978.



Fishermen
Rating
Facility facility Saying needs improvement


Number Number Percent

Shrimp house 7 6 9
Crab house 3 1 33
Lobster house
Fish house 18 7 39
Processing unused fish 1 1 100
Freezer, cold storage 2 1 50

Bait supply 15 5 33
Ice plant 12 5 42
Fuel sales 24 11 46
Groceries 11 2 18

Docking 21 11 52
Gear storage 0 0 0
Gear supply 3 1 33
Gear repair 2 2 100
Electronics repair 9 8 U9
Diesel repair 13 7 54
Marine railway 19 8 42

Restaurant 8 2 25
Retail seafood market 10 2 20
Fishermen's meeting room 5 4 80

Solid waste 3 2 67
Liquid waste 1 1 100












Pinellas County


Pinellas County fishermen indicated using fish houses, fuel sales

and docking areas. A large number also use ice and bait supply, groceries,

electronics and diesel repair, and marine railway. Nineteen fishermen

said they would use a facility to process unused fish while 14 said they

would use a meeting room, if both were made available or improved

(Table 23).

Fish houses, ice plants, and docking were the facilities used by a

large number of fishermen that needed improvement. Other areas that

need improvement include freezer and cold storage, bait supply, gear

repair, electronics and deisel repair, a meeting room and liquid waste

disposal (Table 24).

A large number of respondents from Pinellas County, 35 percent of

139 active fishermen, made comments on the questionnaires. Some of the

main problem areas indicated by fishermen were waterfront development

and population pressures resulting in loss of dock space and location

for fish houses and related facilities, as well as damage to fishing

grounds. Several comments called for increased conservation measures

affecting seasons, sizes caught and habitats of Fish and shellfish

Sarasota County

Fish houses were most used by Sarasota County fishermen, while

significant numbers used ice plants, fuel sales, and docking. From 16

to 27 percent of the respondents indicated they would use gear supply,

gear storage, freezer and cold storage, fishermen's meeting room, a

facility to process unused fish, and an ice plant (Table 25).











Table 23.--Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Pinellas County, 1978.



Fishermen
Facility Currently use Would use


Number Percent Number Percent

Shrimp house 11 8 2 1
Crab house 18 13 3 2
Lobster house 2 1 0 0
Fish house 99 71 3 2
Processing unused fish 5 4 19 14
Freezer, cold storage 28 20 8 6

Bait supply 58 42 2 1
Ice plant 68 49 10 7
Fuel sales 89 64 4 3
Groceries 49 35 4 3

Docking 83 60 5 4
Gear storage 13 9 9 7
Gear supply 37 27 9 7
Gear repair 24 17 5 4
Electronics repair 53 38 2 1
Diesel repair 56 40 5 4
Marine railway 42 30 3 2

Restaurant 33 24 3 2
Retail seafood market 30 22 9 7
Fishermen's meeting room 9 7 14 10

Solid waste 7 5 6 4
Liquid waste 6 4 7 5

Total responses 139 --











Table 24.--Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Pinellas County, 1978.



Fishermen
Rating
Facility facility Saying needs improvement


Number Number Percent

Shrimp house 10 3 30
Crab house 17 6 35
Lobster house 2 0 0
Fish house 93 38 41
Processing unused fish 5 3 60
Freezer, cold storage 26 12 46

Bait supply 52 19 37
Ice plant 62 37 60
Fuel sales 80 20 25
Groceries 44 5 11

Docking 79 41 52
Gear storage 11 2 18
Gear supply 32 9 28
Gear repair 21 7 33
Electronics repair 50 12 24
Diesel repair 53 21 40
Marine railway 41 11 27

Restaurant 33 2 6
Retail seafood market 28 8 29
Fishermen's meeting room 8 3 38

solid waste 7 2 29
Liquid waste 6 3 50











Table 25.--Current and projected use of seafood port facilities by
commercial fishermen in Sarasota County, 1978.


Fishermen
Facility Currently use Would use


Number Percent Number Percent

Shrimp house 2 4 1 2
Crab house 7 14 4 8
Lobster house 0 0 1 2
Fish house 36 74 6 12
Processing unused fish 0 0 13 27
Freezer, cold storage 11 23 10 20

Bait supply 10 20 3 6
Ice plant 18 37 13 27
Fuel sales 16 33 5 10
Groceries 7 14 3 6

Docking 17 35 3 6
Gear storage 3 6 9 18
Gear supply 5 10 8 16
Gear repair 6 12 6 12
Electronics repair 7 14 2 4
Diesel repair 12 25 3 6
Marine Railway 5 10 3 6

Restaurant 8 16 2 4
Retail seafood market 8 16 3 6
Fisherman's meeting room 0 0 10 20

Solid waste 1 2 2 4
Liquid waste 1 2 3 6

Total responses 49 -- -- --











Fish houses were in need of improvement according to 43 percent of

the Sarasota County fishermen rating them. Docking and ice plants also

needed improvement as did supply, storage, and repair facilities (Table

2G).

Over half of the 49 active commercial fishermen responding from

Sarasota County made additional comments. These responses indicated two

major areas of concern. One, as in the other four west coast counties,

was the development of waterfront property and population pressure which

affects the seafood industry adversely. Needed dockage and channel

improvements were included in this category. Improving the marketing

system, especially pricing and selling, was the other major area in

which fishermen indicated concern.

Dealer Characteristics, Facilities Provided and Ratings

As noted earlier, 25 dealers in the five-county area returned

questionnaires and 24 are still in business (Table 10). All responses

came from Hillsborough, Manatee and Pinellas Counties.

Fifteen of the dealers handled fish and 20 handled shellfish. Most

handle fairly large volumes as 11 of the fish dealers and 14 of the

shellfish dealers reported 100,000 pounds or more in 1977 (Table 27).

Dealer characteristics and other topics in this section are discussed

for Hillsborough, Manatee and Pinellas Counties.

Hillsborough County


Six of the 15 dealers responding from this county handle fish while

12 handle shellfish. Fish dealers handle smaller volumes, as four of the

six handled 100,000 pounds or less, while nine shellfish dealers reported

over 300,000 pounds (Table 28).














Table 26.--Ratings of seafood port facilities by commercial fishermen
in Sarasota County, 1978.



Fishermen
Rating
Facility facility Saying needs improvement


Number Number Percent

Shrimp house 2 1 50
Crab house 5 2 40
Lobster house
Fish house 28 12 43
Processing unused fish -- --
Freezer, cold storage 10 3 30

Bait supply 9 4 44
Ice plant 17 6 35
Fuel sales 13 3 23
Groceries 6 3 50

Docking 17 8 43
Gear storage 3 2 67
Gear supply 5 3 60
Gear repair 5 2 40
Electronics repair 7 4 57
Diesel repair 11 4 36
Marine railway 5 2 40

Restaurant 6 1 17
Retail seafood market 7 2 29
Fishermen's meeting room -- -- --

Solid waste 1 0 0
Liquid waste 1 0 0











Table 27.--Classification of seafood dealers in the five west coast
Counties by volume of fish and shellfish handled in 1977.



Pounds Dealers
handled Fish Shellfish


Number Percent Number Percent

Under 50,000 1 7 6 30

50,000 100,000 3 20 0 0

100,000 300,000 5 33 2 10

Over 300,000 6 40 12 60

Total 15 100 20 100



Table 28.--Classification of seafood dealers in Hillsborough, Manatee,
and Pinellas Counties by volume of fish and shellfish
handled in 1977.


Dealers
Fish Shellfish
Pounds handled Hillsborough Manatee Pinellas Hillsborough Manatee Pinellas

------------------------- Number ---------------------------

Under 50,000 1 0 0 2 3 1

50,000 100,000 3 0 0 0 0 0

100,000 300,000 1 2 2 1 0 1

Over 300,000 1 1 4 9 0 3

Total 6 3 6 12 3 5











One or more Hillsborough County dealers operated shrimp and fish

houses, processed unused fish, provided freezer and cold storage facilities,

and sold ice, fuel, and groceries. They also provide docking, gear

storage and supply, a restaurant, retail seafood markets, and solid waste

disposal (Table 29). Only shrimp houses, freezer and cold storage and

docking were noted as needing improvement by three or more Hillsborough

County dealers.

Some Hillsborough County dealers commented on the serious lack of

dock and unloading space in Tampa, especially for shrimp boats. Fisher-

men, dealers and processors have been adversely affected by the dislocation

of commercial fishing docks in the Tampa port area. Members of these

industry groups are working actively with fishery organizations and govern-

ment agencies to relocate the fishing port and develop new facilities in

the Tampa area.


Manatee County


All three dealers responding in Manatee County handle both fish and

shellfish. All handle 100,000 pounds or more of fish but under 50,000

pounds of shellfish (Table 28).

Manatee County dealers provide crab and fish houses, process unused

fish, and offer freezer and cold storage facilities. In addition, those

dealers sell bait, ice, and fuel, provide docking and operate retail

seafood markets (Table 29). Only one dealer said improvement was needed

in a crab house, freezer and cold storage, bait supply, and docking.

Manatee County dealers commented on some of the same problems as

did fishermen. Shallow channels were problems noted, as were the need

for improving markets for Spanish sardines and mullet.













Table 29.--Port facilities and services in Hillsborough, Manatee,and Pinellas
Counties: Facilities offered and those needing improvement,
according to one or more dealers, 1978.



Dealers
Hillsborough Manatee Pinellas
Need Need Need
Facility Offer improving Offer improving Offer improving


Shrimp house X X X X
Crab house X X X
Lobster house
Fish house X X X X
Processing unused fish X X
Freezer, cold storage X X X X X

Bait supply X X X
Ice plant X X X X
Fuel sales X X X
Groceries X

Docking X X X X X X
Gear storage X X
Gear supply X
Gear repair X
Electronics repair X
Diesel repair X
Marine railway X

Restaurant X
Retail seafood market X X X

Solid waste X X X
Liquid waste X











Pinellas County


Six dealers responded from Pinellas County. All six handle fish

and five deal in shellfish. Most handle large volumes, as four fish

dealers and three handling shellfish reported over 300,000 pounds in

each category in 1977 (Table 28). One or more of these dealers operate

shrimp, crab and fish house and provide freezer and cold storage.

Pinellas County dealers also sell bait, ice, and fuel, had dockage

available, and had retail markets (Table 29). Only shrimp houses,

docking and waste disposal were rated as needing improvement.

CONCLUSIONS


Commercial fishing is an important industry in the five-county

area of Florida's west coast covered in this report. Total landings

ranged in value from $5.2 million in Pinellas County to $140,000 in

Sarasota County in 1976. Landings in Hillsborough, Manatee and Citrus-

Pasco Counties were valued at $1 million or more, ranking those counties

6th, 13th and 14th, respectively, in Florida. Total landings in 1976 in

Hillsborough County were about 1971 levels but values increased considerably

during the 1971-76 period as average prices for fish and shellfish rose.

Volume and value decreased in Sarasota County and volume was down but

value up in Manatee County. Both volume and value increased significantly

in Pinellas County.

About 730 commercial fishermen operate one or more boats from the

five counties. Pinellas County has the most with 300 fishermen. About

50 dealers operate in the area, with 26 in Hillsborough County, 14 in

Pinellas County, seven in Manatee County, four in Sarasota County, and

one in Pasco County. The number of commercial boats registered in the














five counties has declined during the last 15 years while pleasure boat

registrations have increased threefold.

The rapid rise in pleasure boat numbers is a result of population

growth in the west coast area. Total population in the five-county

region doubled from 1960 to 1977, and population projected for 2000 is

65 percent above the 1977 level. This growth has, no doubt, benefitted

the seafood industry of the area in many ways but problems have also

developed. Heavy pressure on fishery resources, pollution, destruction

of habitat and competition for waterfront property have affected the

fishing industry adversely.

Shore facilities and services for the commercial fishing and seafood

industry are generally available at ports and landings places used by

fishermen in the five counties. Fish houses and other outlets handling

catch need improvement in several counties, however. Docking space is

particularly restricted according to users (Table 30). A major redevelop-

ment is underway in the Tampa port area.

Processing for underutilized fish is needed in four of the five

counties, and freezer and cold storage facilities in two. Fishermen in

Manatee County need bait supplies, and those in Hillsborough, Manatee,

and Pinellas Counties feel ice plants need improving. Nearly all repair

and supply services were noted as needing improvement in Manatee, Pasco,

and Sarasota Counties, while gear storage was needed in two counties.

Fishermen's meeting rooms and waste disposal facilities are needed in

three counties, as well (Table 30).

Groups or individuals interested in improving conditions in the

seafood industry in these counties can use this report as a starting













Table 30.--Port facilities and services needing improvement, as rated by
50 percent or more commercial fishermen responding from five
west coast counties, 1978.a



Facility Hillsborough Manatee Pasco Pinellas Sarasota


Shrimp house X X X
Crab house X
Lobster house
Fish house
Processing unused fish X X X X
Freezer, cold storage X X

Bait supply X
Ice plant X X X
Fuel sales
Groceries X X

Docking X X X X
Gear storage X X
Gear supply X X
Gear repair X X
Electronics repair X X X
Diesel repair X
Marine railway X

Restaurant
Retail seafood market
Fishermen's meeting room X X X

Solid waste X
Liquid waste X X X









51




point for identifying problems and for working toward possible solutions.

The County Extension Director in each county can assist groups in organizing

to solve problems and in contacting other groups and agencies for assistance.

Sources for marine economics information and publications are listed in

the Appendix.


































Appeidix Table .--Boats registered annually, 1963-64 through 1976-77, the five west coast counties.
Piela Srsoa Toa o iv oute


HillsborougT
Year Comn. Pleas. Tot.


Manatee
Cofm. Pleas. ot.


Pasco
Comm Peas. Tot.


--------------------------------- ----------------Number


Pinellas Sarasota Total of five counties
Com. Pleas. Tot. Comm. Pleas. Tt. Coim. Pleas. Tot.

------------------------------------------------------------


876 8,467 9,343

827 9,138 9,965

1,123 9,568 1C,691

974 10,179 11,153

809 10,796 11,605

904 11,019 11,923

833 11,774 12,607

730 12,635 13,365

662, 13,755 14,417

618 15,069 15,687

539 15,098 15,637

539 21,387 21,926

692 25,278 25,970

592 26.308 26,900


2,635

2,700

2,790

3,036

3,230

3,420

3,679

3,784

4,094

4,504

4,466

6,687

7,431

7,707


3,075

3,134

3,286

3,495

3,610

3,796

4,040

4,123

4,374

4,774

4,680

6,915

7,674

7,991


1,203

1.23E

1,448

1,568

1,74;

1.984

2,372

2,686

3,118

3,685

3,883

6,03S

6,986

7,235


1,655 9,000 10,655

1,708 9,322 11,030

1,924 9,806 11,730

1,864 10,589 12,453

1,392 11,487 12,879

1,385 12,288 13,673

1,340 13,746 15,086

1,270 13,928 15,198

1,076 15,231 16,307

1.030 16,590 17,620

923 16,510 17.433

989 20,823 21,812

1,233 24,070 25,303

1,136 22,251 23,387


4,302

4.534

4,566

4,902

5,440

6,003

6,746

7,388

7,950

9,143

9,355

10,710

11,328

11,604


4,774

5,008

5,129

5,470

5,896

6,522

7,272

7,933

8,420

9,580

9,715

11,062

11,741

11,962


3,660 25,394 29,054

3.652 26,720 30,372

4,339 27,945 32,284

4,087 30,052 34,139

3,213 32,524 35,737

3,380 34,518 37,898

3,331 38,046 41,377

3,168 40,137 43,305

2,736 43,900 46,636

2,543 48,803 51,346

2.197 49,151 51,348

2,297 65,457 67,754

2,816 74.858 77,674

2,578 74,897 77,475


aJuly 1 to June 30

Source: Bureau of Boat Registration, Florida Department of Natural Resources.


1963-64

1964-65

1965-66

1966-67

1967-68

1968-69

1969-70

1970-71

1971-72

1972-73

1973-74

1974-75

1975-76

1976-77















Appendix Table 2 .--Average monthly landings of fish and shellfish for the five west coast counties from
1971-1976

Hillsborough Manatee Pascoa Pinellas

Month Fish Shellfish Total Fish Shellfish Total Fist Shellfish Total Fish Shellfish Total
----------------------------------- -- -1,000 pounds----------------------------------

January 84 157 241 426 8 434 206 111 317 364 57 421
February 42 230 272 292 17 309 140 144 284 292 85 377
March 64 261 325 368 17 385 122 201 323 425 131 556
April 51 246 297 269 9 278 107 207 314 342 111 453
May 55 236 291 266 11 277 131 262 393 359 146 505
June 60 218 278 259 12 271 116 311 427 382 150 532
July 69 146 215 275 13 388 144 179 323 383 156 539
August 98 136 234 414 10 424 182 189 371 436 74 510
September 98 87 185 444 10 454 199 186 385 408 50 458
October 107 158 265 492 20 512 224 166 390 415 69 484
November 373 178 551 698 16 714 373 133 506 674 77 751
December 132 279 411 891 19 910 32] 109 430 613 81 694


Month


Sarsota Five County Total

Fish Shellfish Total Fish Shellfish Total


---------------1,000 pounds-----------------


January 133
February 74
March 126
April 72
May 64
June 55
July 50
August 54
September 59
October 53
November 110
December 199


138 1,213 338 1,551
77 840 479 1,319
127 1,105 611 1,716
73 841 574 1,415
64 875 655 1,530
61 872 637 1,569
55 1,021 499 1,520
59 1,184 414 1,598
66 1,208 340 1,548
57 1,291 417 1,708
112 2,228 436 2,634
201 2,156 490 2,646


alncludes Citrus County.
Source: Derived from Florida Landings, Monthly issues, U.S. Department of Commerce.











































APPENDIX












Appendix Table 3.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Hillsborough County,
1971-1976


Black Spotted Red Blue Total
Year Month Grouper mullet sea trout snapper crab Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


----------------------------------Pounds-----------------------------------------

1971 January 19,534 32,636 5,700 9,717 8,073 132,524 73,765 140,597 214,362

February 18,165 25,577 3,214 13,853 5,483 167,371 66,328 172,854 239,182

March 19,599 30,603 1,511 7,253 4,660 182,644 62,751 187,304 250,055

April 13,961 21,360 1,427 4,161 7,496 180,282 60,858 187,778 248,636

May 44,397 29,861 959 11,485 12,931 127,491 92,432 140,422 232,854

June 57,370 36,734 779 2,127 16,392 166,934 108,782 183,326 292,108

July 52,268 74,323 215 4,076 11,034 21,669 143,767 32,703 176,470

August 68,698 46,847 122 2,741 23,061 1,896 144,188 24,957 169,145

September 52,735 63,157 485 4,889 51,058 16,379 143,188 67,437 210,625

October 51,106 96,529 1,860 2,550 44,794 76,527 178,450 121,321 299,771

November 25,947 113,948 2,413 3,116 32,822 125,361 150,744 158,183 308,927

December 19,195 123,703 2,901 2,201 32,252 177,728 152,740 270,448 423,188


442,975 695,278 21,586 68,169 250,056 1,376,806


__


1,377,993 1,687,330 3,065,323


Total











Appendix Table 3.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Hillsborough County,
1971-1976--Continued


Black Spotted Red Blue Total
Year Month Grouper mullet sea trout snapper crab Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total

-----------------------------------Pounds------------------------------------------


'972 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


23,807

777

26,465

37,446

37,451

18,973

13,310

24,170

13,309

12,699

11,758

7,027


29,756

24,885

26,395

14,480

14,635

10,922

44,636

133,650

83,494

104,489

196,020

67,279


2,294

1,045

1,649

499

1,080

777

579

1,075

2,352

5,777

3,347

7,029


15,591 24,334

0 26,467

8,805 51,061

11,747 69,950

2,801 63,166

557 40,658

1,745 19,988

975 14,520

2,301 5,501

706 3,493

706 1,921

395 290


Total 227,192 750,641 27,503 46,329 321,349 1,960,140 1,175,599


167,588

163,088

277,990

377,665

194,958

91,283

131,785

158,083

18,986

62,715

91,834

224,165


78,248

29,891

68,159

73,453

63,231

39,000

66,314

176,794

123,596

145,425

223,517

87,971


191,922

189,555

329,107

447,636

258,134

131,941

151,773

172,603

24,507

66,208

93,755

224,455


270,170

219,446

397,266

521,089

321,365

170,941

218,087

349,397

148,103

211,633

317,272

312,426


2,281,596 3,457,195














Appendix Table 3.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Hillsborough County,
1971-1976--Continued


Year Month


Black Spotted Red Blue
Grouper mullet sea trout snapper crab


Total
Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


- --------- --------------Pounds--------------------------------------


1973 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


Total 118,444 1,226,389 31,770 15,035 52,863 1,794,878 1,466,166 1,973,008 3,439,174


13,625

7,804

18,683

13,230

20,272

10,520

12,523

6,695

5,204

452

3,276

6,160


168,739

25,068

25,532

29,977

39,779

60,461

50,927

85,168

112,674

105,867

275,066

247,131


7,227

2,945

759

431

867

606

762

785

1,098

1,156

5,192

8,942


1,010

924

1,376

910

1,237

523

744

1,240

663

242

2,152

4,014


45

0

2,868

2,716

3,072

11,637

11,284

6,780

4,910

5,990

2,718

843


111,117

153,321

203,306

148,654

297,277

198,964

48,242

37,582

10,940

77,082

313,718

194,675


198,283

40,088

49,851

54,723

69,296

78,464

72,994

97,413

123,557

113,708

291,152

276,637


111,162

153,321

206,174

151,370

300,349

210,601

59,526

44,362

15,880

83,072

378,936

258,255


309,445

193,409

256,025

206,093

369,645

289,065

132,520

141,775

139,437

196,780

670,088

534,892













Appendix Table 3.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Hillsborough County,
1971-1976--Continued


Black Spotted Red Blue Total
Year Month Grouper mullet sea trout snapper crab Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total

-------------------------------------P--ounds------------------------------------------


1974 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


9,113 35,885

8,840 20,524

23,172 57,616

9,392 18,073

9,317 14,351

9,839 15,965

8,774 31,269

11,411 45,324

3,471 54,823

5,213 78,868

5,198 1,491,955

7,554 99,157


Total 111,294 1,963,810 23,196 78,300 34,784 2,174,794 2,260,169 2,210,318 4,470,487


3,494

2,475

5,648

87

648

696

391

879

1,242

2,263

2,464

2,909


3,147

5,374

13,262

6,434

5,410

3,485

6,127

10,115

5,318

6,669

5,986

6,973


1,519

1,589

4,970

3,302

5,416

3,582

4,087

2,549

4,149

1,234

1,095

1,292


135,461

216,580

167,975

169,053

263,203

176,528

199,432

63,072

30,327

96,021

239,841

417,301


58,622

41,050

115,644

48,476

38,066

38,317

50,465

71,483

70,803

97,685

1,509,504

120,054


137,240

218,205

173,043

172,470

268,725

180,235

203,519

65,621

34,476

97,255

240,936

418,593


195,862

259,255

288,687

220,946

306,791

218,552

253,984

137,104

105,279

194,940

1,750,440

538,647














Appendix Table 3


.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Hillsborough County,
1971-1976--Continued


Black Spotted Red Blue Total
Year Month Grouper mullet sea trout snapper crab Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


----------------------------------- Pounds----- -------------------------------


1975 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


18,655

3,249

6,544

6,160

6,803

19,209

6,425

9,265

7,795

6,613

5,259

3,137


27,512

37,013

32,369

26,569

26,012

17,790

2C,477

28,971

47,711

47,497

76,814

53,770


2,608

979

1,306

812

1,072

798

448

480

2,019

1,744

3,470

3,315


6,022

1,138

3,169

0

67

5,600

2,816

5,560

2,221

2,127

1,168

3,121


10,908

51,117

110,224

15,226

23,221

11,622

73,970

41,226

10,262

3,436

7,747

6,790


167,524

339,120

335,615

258,553

284,590

338,657

92,932

104,461

47,911

168,047

49,515

211,553


58,367

47,187

50,237

41,319

39,849

58,510

33,626

47,517

62,427

62,690

90,990

67,034


254,634

452,843

447,558

293,953

311,331

354,847

237,226

285,332

179,999

414,202

81,217

239,166


313,001

500,030

497,795

335,272

351,180

413,357

270,852

332,849

242,426

476,892

172,207

306,200


Total 99,114 442,505 19,051 33,009 365,749 2,398,478


--


659,753 3,552,308 4,212,061












Appendix Table 3.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Hillsborough County,
1971-1976--Continued


Black Spotted Red Blue Total
Year Month Grouper mullet sea trout snapper crab Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total

--------------------------------- -Pounds-----------------------------------------


1976 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


3,394

5,475

14,211

5,867

9,187

12,489

8,196

9,429

11,627

4,705

5,263

21,609

111,452


18,477

11,808

13,667

15,364

8,509

13,888

24,436

27,462

39,349

23,900

57,966

47,648

302,474


3,611

1,416

1,471

710

97

320

514

592

957

2,480

2,333

5,379

19,880


5,489

3,914

3,000

1,378

2,305

4,112

3,428

3,054

2,457

1,025

1,140

8,926

40,228


7,326

2,264

12,892

8,896

1,360

3,556

3,129

2,339

5,028

900

2,466

5,206

55,362


78,735

178,712

194,388

205,808

134,608

230,237

105,933

50,119

54,643

83,020

111,615

234,675

1,662,493


35,028

24,809

35,034

27,946

25,612

34,691

45,959

52,330

62,140

41,950

71,705

87,117


108,790

195,629

222,016

220,182

137,866

246,559

194,359

224,544

199,994

167,572

116,544

263,402


143,818

220,438

257,050

248,128

163,478

281,250

240,318

276,874

262,134

209,522

188,249

350,519


544,321 2,297,457 2,841,778


Source: Florida Landings, monthly issues. U.S. Department of Commerce.















Appendix Table 4 .--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Manatee County,
1971-1976


Jack Black Spotted Red
Year Month crevalle Red drum Grouper mullet Pompano sea trout snapper


-- ------------------------Pounds --------------------------------------

1971 January 0 19,473 58,077 340,797 11 17,676 52,319

February 34 13,366 72,523 159,702 13 19,713 43,581

March 972 16,644 82,217 94,722 1,593 15,736 47,341

April 5,613 7,364 74,601 101,958 5,190 7,186 33,059

May 2,373 2,134 95,330 137,277 3,883 3,803 28,725

June 437 302 90,265 108,623 1,927 3,372 28,012

July 812 807 124,128 215,194 3,490 2,480 30,877

August 4,484 8,342 67,068 251,000 7,625 2,926 43,112

September 7,353 21,289 43,741 258,317 3,427 3,670 21,578

October 8,176 31,633 48,397 355,542 10,617 12,860 33,178

November 31,363 10,283 34,637 656,112 1,982 13,171 30,187

December 9,140 10,464 56,178 707,389 1,962 17,832 37,792


71,257 142,101 847,162 3,386,633


Total


41,720 120,425 429,761












Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Manatee County,
1971-1976--Continued


Spanish Total
Year Mbnth mackerel Blue crab Stone crab Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total

----------------------------------Pounds-----------------------------------

1971 January 12 603 7,938 0 540,485 8,541 549,026

February 15 783 3,200 3,906 341,517 7,888 349,405

March 91,962 ,542 5,400 0 411,083 6,942 418,025

April 57,985 2,003 3,340 0 358,045 5,343 363,38B

May 4,209 3,928 2,880 C 308,195 6,808 315,003

June 1,123 2,879 0 C 250,564 2,B79 253,443

July 124 2,997 0 2,326 424,104 5,323 429,427

August 76 3,304 0 1,729 422,025 5,033 427,053

September 1,093 2,773 0 2,248 392,534 5,D21 397,555

October 7,086 1,620 0 0 567,244 1,520 568,864

November 855 1,103 0 0 804,386 1,103 805,489

December 5,706 527 0 0 885,192 527 885,719


2L,062 22,758 10,209 5,705,374


Total 170,246


57,028 5,762,402
















Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Manatee County,
1971-1976--Continued


Year Month


Jack Black Spotted Red
crevalle Red drum Grouper mullet Pompano sea trout snapper


-------------------------.---------Pounds-------------------------------------


1972 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


165,846 969,496 3,265,602


584

1,304

4,732

9,659

2,151

195

892

3,934

28,842

4,712

9,666

7,129


18,185

22,646

13,234

7,577

1,592

5,532

8,578

2,255

55,844

15,413

3,979

11,011


43,696

44,379

71,289

73,796

68,837

53,337

148,936

149,241

114,240

94,324

51,483

45,938


433,561

155,138

57,230

66,201

170,374

114,377

233,439

187,204

342,275

233,459

710,938

561,406


720

809

5,669

8,982

3,105

3,466

12,236

943

8,472

12,391

7,101

1,332


15,440

18,348

11,343

3,229

4,413

2,420

4,884

1,361

12,004

12,171

9,148

11,968


13,725

34,157

31,610

37,533

25,529

20,013

26,986

22,004

18,976

33,332

48,440

21,498


---


Total 73,800


65,226 106,729 333,803













Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Manatee County,
1971-1976--Continued


Spanish Total
Year Month mackerel Blue crab Stone crab Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total

------------------------------------Pounds-----------------------------------

1972 January 39 368 0 4,247 555,595 4,615 560,210

February 4,824 549 0 1,310 313,117 1,859 314,976

March 70,965 0 0 7,645 311,405 7,645 319,050

April 70,366 1,033 0 3,747 303,821 4,780 308,601

May 2,188 871 0 0 299,127 871 299,998

June 9,627 576 0 5,221 220,584 5,797 226,381

July 4,752 2,618 0 2,493 464,637 5,111 469,748

August 88 1,931 0 6,710 378,527 8,641 387,168

September 1,996 4,750 0 7,163 612,328 11,913 624,241

October 26,785 2,478 0 7,091 496,025 9,569 505,594

November 22,043 630 6,080 9,224 898,277 15,934 914,211

December 30,239 1,675 5,158 381 712,532 7,214 719,746


17,479 11,238 55,232 5,565,975


Total 243,912


83,949 5,649,924














Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Manatee County,
1971-1976--Continued


Jack Black Spotted Red
Year Month crevalle Red drum Grouper mullet Pompano sea trout snapper


----------------------------------Pounds---------------------------------------

1973 January 3,563 22,737 33,165 183,653 10,988 19,278 19,761

February 2,046 21,958 37,582 119,389 4,000 19,154 25,748

March 19,014 13,755 65,947 105,207 2,665 13,917 19,832

April 8,593 5,297 57,655 60,987 9,962 4,580 16,776

May 2,389 6,024 51,377 108,048 6,972 5,918 13,564

June 2,216 1,867 84,746 177,519 2,584 4,980 17,655

July 8,856 3,145 57,602 191,262 1,428 3,631 14,840

August 17,496 19,524 96,885 306,982 1,638 4,683 18,815

September 13,116 22,459 55,987 325,961 3,068 4,445 11,252

October 12,481 15,306 39,310 393,979 2,704 10,242 20,434

November 10,739 23,119 54,693 649,330 2,093 18,524 30,688

December 402,671 15,283 21,463 907,084 151 18,782 21,922


Total 503,180 170,474


656,412 3,529,401 48,253


128,134 231,287












Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Manatee County,
1971-1976--Continued


Spanish Blue Stone Total
Year Month mackerel crab crab Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


1973 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


----------------------------------Pounds-----------------------------------------

7,001 1,089 2,762 5,282 325,983 9,133 335,116

4,625 679 5,392 2,986 267,708 9,057 276,765

54,964 1,651 6,300 4,334 348,B35 12,285 361,120

7,006 517 4,200 3,685 195,744 8,402 204,146

9,350 54 784 6,728 215,449 7,566 223,015

1,395 853 0 7,114 315,527 7,967 323,494

410 2,501 0 11,458 296,131 13,959 310,090

197 3,234 0 0 482,405 3,234 485,639

1,533 947 0 0 455,053 947 456,000

17,675 1,144 2,484 2,408 545,154 6,036 551,190

32,924 990 964 5,216 845,967 7,170 853,137

11 0 4,044 3,053 1,403,513 7,097 1,410,610

137,091 13,659 26,930 52,264 5,697,469 92,853 5,790,322














Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Manatee County,
1971-1976--Continued

Jack Black Spotted Red
Year Month crevalle Red drum Grouper mullet Pompano sea trout snapper

----------------------------------P--ounds ----------------------------

1974 January 12,599 2,448 43,981 358,792 93 24,924 44,356

February 3,086 15,829 34,266 107,998 142 11,059 26,304

March 6,628 70,278 162,102 122,016 3,796 54,140 76,130

April 9,530 5,447 60,472 39,139 1,048 3,822 15,721

May 4,888 3,579 78,923 31,826 8,696 1,525 29,884

June 5,865 3,278 59,056 61,789 7,983 1,609 35,899

July 4,100 4,318 62,377 136,495 7,591 1,499 22,623

August 17,684 19,131 65,948 215,109 3,866 2,749 35,912

September 13,545 27,974 29,656 157,562 2,597 3,440 13,379

October 89,539 17,589 35,748 243,027 12,589 5,984 22,461

November 48,314 6,009 34,972 363,074 5,190 5,853 21,607

December 13,274 5,495 20,070 612,274 922 11,494 27,260


229,052 181,375 687,571 2,449,101 54,513


128,098 371,536


Total













Appendix Table 4


.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Manatee County,
1971-1976--Continued


Spanish Blue Stone Total
Year Month mackerel crab crab Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


1974 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


-----------------------------------Pounds--------------------------------------

8,914 0 560 5,785 208,809 200 209,009

22,814 0 0 2,499 251,365 2,499 253,864

73,198 0 0 15,213 620,350 15,213 635,563

1,507 0 0 0 156,002 0 156,002

15 42 0 0 172,051 42 172,093

66 641 0 0 185,767 641 186,408

691 4.235 0 15,866 259,161 20,101 279,262

951 2,126 0 7,479 386,821 9,605 396,426

1,900 0 0 0 285,771 0 285,771

2,607 4,909 856 0 522,222 5,765 527,987

12,775 0 578 3,120 549,820 3,698 553,518

2,237 381 346 4,024 722,191 4,751 7L6,942

127,675 12,334 2,340 53,986 4,320,330 62,515 4,382,845


----












Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Manatee County,
1971-1976--Continued


Jack Black Spotted Red
Year Month crevalle Red drum Grouper mullet Pompano sea trout snapper


----------------------------------Pounds----------------------------------

1975 January 22,036 13,234 37,451 440,539 557 2,608 18,084

February 46,056 3,550 68,059 135,995 1,809 4,876 24,179

March 28,267 1,545 55,334 31,546 8,857 1,225 17,075

April 11,011 2,668 50,085 96,879 10,281 2,878 18,341

May 8,921 985 50,856 124,225 7,786 3,323 12,869
tn
June 4,477 1,680 68,273 133,033 3,026 1,599 25,440

July 8,096 179 42,474 158,965 10,590 2,223 15,705

August 26,610 6,014 64,911 190,449 15,294 3,516 24,204

September 44,185 13,290 34,518 195,115 2,427 8,968 12,169

October 9,809 13,350 75,593 283,123 3,117 13,958 29,829

November 36,141 6,067 61,503 497,880 9,462 10,762 16,952

December 39,283 5,722 72,747 925,118 24,154 15,179 14,689


58,284 681,804 3,212,867 97,420


Total 284,892


71,115 229,536












Appendix Table 4


.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Manatee County,
1971-1976--Continued


Spanish Blue Stone Total
Year Month mackerel crab crab Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


--------------------------------Pounds----------------------------------------


1975 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


5

21,693

34,184

31,455

14,950

48

1,563

8,576

9,694

32,345

4,386

736


225

3,478

5,772

4,721

3,800

7,264

2,356

17,206

12,091

54,657

7,400

52,793


628

120

1,818

1,254

0

0

0

0

0

0

1,046

796


9,741

12,520

15,325

4,570

10,182

9,638

3,500

7,898

5,805

3,715

5,020

6,778


576,381

337,957

196,064

255,891

254,536

271,498

341,575

440,200

405,328

502,011

661,527

1,131,934


159,636 171,763 5,662 94,692 5,374,902


17,487

20,130

25,754

12,481

14,323

25,512

13,969

27,529

18,315

59,146

16,227

64,923

315,796


593,868

358,087

221,818

268,372

268,859

297,010

355,544

467,729

423,643

561,157

667,754

1,196,857

5,690,698


- --













Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Manatee County,
1971-1976--Continued


Year Month


Jack
crevalle


Black
Red drum Grouper mullet


Spotted Red
Pompano sea trout snapper


-----------------------------------Pounds-------------------------------------


1976 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


3,674

5,907

32,433

27,433

3,399

1,416

6,787

29,054

15,037

50,828

42,147

1,405


13,465

10,414

1,203

3,130

722

299

412

6,132

16,284

10,642

30,778

13,600


41,442

43,921

64,447

67,265

46,327

55,260

73,758

63,625

93,021

41,150

47,039

40,660


189,560

75,439

52,603

124,096

104,774

89,147

160,678

174,706

214,452

138,985

213,077

371,222


347 27,475

570 19,234

12,816 5,489

10,451 5,364

4,000 2,071

2,237 2,208

9,494 2,468

3,737 4,397

1,170 7,201

1,564 6,993

11,346 25,688

677 16,567


677,915 1,908,739 58,409 125,155


16,866

21,050

19,879

25,741

28,541

29,670

43,054

31,037

101,839

13,381

7,669

10,593

349,320


Total 219,520 107,081












Appendix Table 4.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Manatee County,
1971-1976--Continued


Spanish Blue Stone Total
Year Month mackerel crab crab Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


---------------------------------- Pounds---- -----------------------------------


1976 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


22

2,217

65,270

30,382

7,941

43

1,975

328

966

9,058

12,444

104

130,750


0

51,065

15,285

3,408

26,258

4,569

4,987

3,479

19,569

13,594

19,250

11,437

172,901


2,390

2,020

378

430

62

0

0

0

0

20,441

22,592

14,422

62,735


0

5,939

20,250

16,869

11,987

15,325

11,394

4,054

1,160

3,320

5,231

1,000

96,529


351,121

241,446

319,656

348,232

347,885

309,757

467,193

372,276

513,129

317,317

430,835

491,748

4,510,595


7,057

61,737

36,079

20,797

38,369

26,763

20,987

9,237

20,729

37,836

49,911

29,884

359,386


358,178

303,183

355,735

369,029

386,254

336,520

488,180

381,513

533,858

355,153

480,746

521,632

4,869,981


Source: Florida Landings, monthly


issues. U.S. Department Commerce.
















Appendix Table 5 .--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Pasco County,
1971-1976


Year Month


Jack
creval le


Red drum


Grouper


Grunts


Black
mull et


Spotted
sea trout


Pou nds----------------------------------


January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


0

173

0

277

13,500

660

180

679

0

3,607

2,240

9,441


3,844

1,704

609

566

824

404

0

1,427

1,242

3,417

670

3,189


10,743

1,100

677

9,466

12,718

7,742

382

4,354

9,368

5,512

0

13,197


18,210

0

0

27,417

25,340

20,000

0

10,255

6,335

8,726

0

15,693


116,204

50,637

29,539

35,970

71,929

55,287

52,681

90,792

113,758

136,330

148,259

290,449


17,282

4,538

1,245

8,764

1,685

1,683

8,448

2,051

2,826

9,145

6,516

28,545


17,896 75,359 131,976


-I- -~--------- --I---~--'


---


Total 30,757


1,191,835 92,728












Appendix Table 5.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Pasco County,
1971-1976--Continued


Total
Year Month Blue crab Stone crab Total fish shellfish Total


---------------------------------Pounds--------- --------------------

1971a January 206,676 10,068 194,865 216,988 411 ,853

February 124,294 12,388 62,343 136,682 199,025

March 161,625 8,058 35,369 169,683 205,052

April 290,589 724 93,221 291,405 384,626

May 358,326 2,148 135,134 370,474 505,608

June 311,775 0 95,920 311,775 407,695

July 260,275 0 72,636 260,275 332,911

August 277,081 0 125,559 277,081 402,640

September 264,068 0 137,885 264,068 401,953

October 245,724 3,406 179.261 249,130 428,391

November 172,490 13,450 163,906 185,940 349,846

December 214,303 4,358 382,704 218,661 601,365

Total 2,897,226 54,600 1,678,803 2,952,162 4,630,965


alncludes Citrus County,














Appendix Table 5.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Pasco County,
1971-1976--Continued


Jack Black Spotted
Year Month crevalle Red drum Grouper Grunts mullet sea trout


------------------------------------Pounds----------------------------------

1972a January 0 6,477 7,888 13,446 96,662 26,287

February 0 3,064 8,474 9,641 76,759 13,355

March 0 1,365 10,157 8,711 55,377 12,258

April 923 810 760 327 50,334 3,961

May 0 3,523 4,899 9,821 61,318 2,814

June 781 628 0 0 62,660 554

July 0 723 4,938 6,366 78,850 538

August 3,600 1,972 8,333 6,315 128,055 2,669

September 5,500 3,901 6,128 4,389 134,160 5,995

October 4,150 3,311 4,611 11,186 108,654 1,485

November 21,414 5,294 6,284 9,951 636,400 17,952

December 12,590 10,478 6,821 10,403 198,886 23,350

Total 48,958 41,546 69,293 90,556 1,688,115 111,218













Appendix Table 5.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Pasco County,
1971-1976--Continued

Total
Year Month Blue crab Stone crab Total fish shellfish Total

----------------------------------Pounds--------------------------------

1972a January 197,578 0 165,636 197,578 363,214

February 174,646 7,748 129,467 182,394 311,861

March 212,913 1,952 105,241 214,865 320,106

April 212,938 4,804 63,051 217,771 280,822

May 300,711 0 93,897 300,711 394,608

June 191,609 0 70,006 191,609 261,615

July 180,591 0 98,036 180,591 278,627

August 189,285 0 160,312 189,285 349,597

September 208,112 0 179,233 208,112 387,345

October 171,650 2,002 144,042 173,652 317,694

November 93,970 5,770 713,635 99,740 813,375

December 88,148 5,636 288,339 93,784 382,123

Total 2,222,151 27,912 2,210,895 2,250,092 4,460,987


aIncludes Citrus County.













Appendix Table 5.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Pasco County,
1971-1976--Continued


Jack Black Spotted
Year Month crevalle Red drum Grouper Grunts mullet sea trout

----------------------------P----- ounds-------------------------------------

1973a January 4,421 8,619 3,200 4,454 107,868 36,220

February 3,243 9,766 1,251 4,912 84,132 16,273

March 6,843 4,665 502 3,802 60,722 11,139

April 8,710 973 2,717 4,285 46,307 2,121

May 2,518 1,058 3,624 5,929 71,672 1,581

June 2,957 1,573 2,144 9,924 90,792 629

July 4,685 2,312 3,536 5,425 124,533 1,164

August 2,124 1,788 5,487 5,040 163,152 480

September 5,233 3,705 5,209 6,672 214,494 2,943

October 13,100 5,438 3,698 6,414 208,934 5,555

November 31,630 6,419 8,991 15,962 298,324 9,239

December 18,776 13,869 5,474 6,621 129,052 22,777


79,440 1,599,982 110,121


Total 104,240


60,185 45,833













Appendix Table 5.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Pasco County,
1971-1976--Continued


Total
Year Month Blue crab Stone crab Total fish shellfish Total


1973a January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


-----------------------------------Pounds--------------------------------------

94,991 2,070 181,381 97,061 278,442

73,372 4,876 138,295 80,011 218,306

126,527 8,572 97,241 135,289 232,530

159,142 7,748 73,785 169,560 243,345

220,718 368 95,334 225,786 321,120

181,357 0 117,140 181,357 298,497

192,752 0 148,649 192,766 341,415

176,182 0 185,691 176,182 361,873

148,531 0 247,135 155,575 402,710

136,229 2,042 261,358 138,501 399,859

79,112 10,798 389,211 94,548 483,759

54,919 6,996 212,424 61,915 274,339

1,643,832 43,470 2,147,644 1,708,551 3,856,195


aIncludes Citrus County,


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Appendix Table 5.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Pasco County,
1971-1976--Continued


Jack Black Spotted
Year Month crevalle Red drum Grouper Grunts mullet sea trout


1974a January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


-----------------------------------Pounds----------- --------------------------

9,738 11,997 1,783 50 109,477 37,008

16,480 8,072 1,770 216 78,311 13,247

28,734 11,220 8,432 20,666 149,908 18,288

12,114 11,176 5,145 10,893 58,086 4,526

7,644 4,068 8,067 8,832 85,775 2,137

1,511 642 4,348 6,313 66,459 435

2,552 634 2,679 1,672 101,396 429

1,432 1,798 1,909 3,577 128,438 315

17,520 3,939 2,795 4,361 144,620 1,325

26,750 8,245 2,460 3,098 228,637 4,295

8,812 3,568 5,370 7,093 244,122 1,515

12,449 6,257 781 1,189 147,894 23,616

145,736 71,616 45,539 67,960 1,543,123 107,136














Appendix Table 5.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Pasco County,
1971-1976--Continued

Total
Year Month Blue crab Stone crab Total fish shellfish Total

---------------------------------P-- ounds -------------------------------------

1974a January 7,522 6,772 226,201 34,524 260,725

February 82,400 9,504 168,060 96,083 264,143

March 252,232 13,388 257,060 272,284 529,344

April 148,468 972 115,411 153,215 268,626

May 173,859 562 140,905 185,584 326,489

June 163,203 5,934 95,550 173,267 268,817

July 150,271 0 115,816 153,775 269,591

August 121,588 0 158,954 121,644 280,598

September 143,081 0 188,040 147,721 335,761

October 104,037 6,108 293,096 115,982 409,078

November 122,282 8,476 310,173 134,496 444,669

December 90,332 9,620 211,635 103,011 314,646

Total 1,559,275 61,336 2,280,901 1,691,586 3,972,487


aIncludes Citrus County,














Appendix Table 5.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Pasco County,
1971-1976--Continued


Jack Blac< Spotted
Year Month crevalle Red drum Grouper Grunts mullet sea trout

----------------------------- --- Pounds-----------------------------------

1975a January 37,034 7,254 2,638 6,006 143,839 17,438

February 19,505 3,885 2,771 8,505 131,058 4,294

March 14,407 1,681 2,145 3,411 89,228 8,747

April 14,661 993 7,760 16,447 91,297 4,963

May 4,941 1,348 24,682 12,329 123,855 1,539
0o
June 3,750 1,007 14,551 9,990 128,954 960

July 4,365 1,216 14,049 7,180 157,B13 1,241

August 15,436 3,445 13,998 3,403 166,661 1,032

September 19,873 4,837 8,092 4,188 159,923 2,728

October 41,666 3,829 14,573 12,452 114,105 8,333

November 45,361 5,974 2,803 2,227 368,090 9,714

December 41,065 9,398 6,559 1,900 437,569 29,268


44,867 114,621 88,038 2,112,392


Total 262,064


90,257













Appendix Table 5.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Pasco County,
1971-1976--Continued


Total
Year Month Blue crab Stone crab Total fish shellfish Total


1975a January

February

March

Apri 1

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


------------------------------------Pounds------------------------------------

19,223 464 246,462 37,704 284,166

129,541 7,424 188,846 174,614 363,460

133,809 10,526 125,810 179,219 305,029

139,758 4,632 153,863 171,716 325,579

156,648 890 194,396 240,039 434,435

136,103 0 173,883 163,679 337,562

112,974 0 203,900 133,224 337,124

152,662 0 219,620 174,843 394,463

132,336 0 213,268 156,988 370,256

131,112 19,478 215,212 179,711 396,923

83,819 28,882 442,455 156,117 598,572

71,878 16,104 535,957 112,789 648,746

1,399,863 88,400 2,913,672 1,880,643 4,796,315


a Includes Citrus County.













Appendix Table 5


.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Pasco County,
1971-1976--Continued


Jack Black Spotted
Year Month crevalle Red drum Grouper Grunts mullet sea trout


---------------------------------Pounds-------- ---------------------------


1976a January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


38,068

22,659

17,365

22,405

4,161

333

4,524

13,628

15,213

51,271

10,696

31,112


Total 231,435


12,159

11,894

1,900

1,678

255

126

2,014

2,091

3,921

2,368

6,486

5,357

50,249


4,190

2,819

5,641

13,202

23,262

25,385

20,491

9,241

4,755

1,753

1,039

8,032


1,759

1,440

11,179

18,893

8,622

6,219

2,954

3,585

6,165

2,811

1,813

664


124,271

93,456

57,983

69,264

70,571

91,130

178,400

194,196

187,575

176,454

181,465

216,922


119,810 66,104 1,641,687


29,088

9,409

4,009

3,454

1,527

1,731

954

1,003

2,205

6,444

8,348

23,956

92,128













Appendix Table 5.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Pasco County,
1971-1976--Continued


Total
Year Month Blue crab Stone crab Total fish shellfish Total


---------------------------------Pounds-----------------------------------

1976a January 55,001 13,842 223,614 79,055 302,669

February 129,144 33,326 150,523 191,618 342,141

March 166,020 12,242 108,304 235,286 343,590

April 172,402 32,626 143,241 236,058 379,299

May 196,191 7,972 126,731 248,875 375,606

June 807,649 0 142,327 844,020 986,347

July 121,542 0 225,166 154,613 379,779

August 136,455 0 243,114 193,266 436,380

September 155,487 0 230,270 184,345 414,615

October 69,867 43,042 251,150 137,096 388,246

November 55,554 35,666 221,294 126,620 347,914

December 25,743 19,594 294,510 62,555 357,065

Total 2,091,055 198,310 2,360,244 2,693,407 5,053,651

a Includes Citrus County.
Source: Florida Landings, monthly issues. U.S. Department of Commerce.














Appendix Table 6 .--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Pinellas County,
1971-1976


Jack King Black Spotted Red Spanish
Year Month crevalle Grouper mackerel mullet sea trout snapper mackerel

-------------------------------------Pounds------------------------------------

1971 January 0 151,961 428 59,122 10,078 10,333 59

February 0 153,777 0 36,199 6,402 16,004 0

March 0 145,821 2,172 33,213 3,232 9,553 798

April 0 193,011 47,109 33,419 4,950 12,057 4,179

May 1,950 240,786 1,149 33,714 4,595 29,807 942

June 0 190,704 864 56,410 5,087 16,851 3,527

July 135 190,512 1,212 105,325 1,989 21,633 286

August 435 251,599 126 132,188 2,624 25,191 194

September 4,619 140,461 36 188,086 2,128 15,219 556

October 8,718 131,434 174 146,345 2,370 6,864 4,303

November 7,252 83,376 531 419,088 9,013 15,318 128,109

December 964 129,624 2,529 345,799 10,537 24,363 258,461


Total 24,073 2,003,066


56,330 1,588,908


63,005 203,193 401,414














Appendix Table 6.--Total landings of selected fish and shellfish species by months, Pinellas County,
1971-1976--Continued


Spiny Total
Year Month Stone crab lobster Shrimp Total fish shellfish Total


1971 January

February

Narch

April

Nay

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Total


--------------------------------- -P.ounds-----------------------------------

200 0 7,817 257,340 9,279 266,619

124 0 9,102 236,038 9,680 245,718

136 0 16,710 220,396 17,015 237,411

0 0 15,360 312,606 15,918 328,524

0 0 72,987 331,644 76,553 408,197

0 0 109,341 291,834 113,390 405,224

0 0 38,572 358,938 42,376 401,314

0 1,068 749 435,614 4,829 440,443

0 0 0 373,177 983 374,160

0 0 0 330,017 2,110 332,127

0 0 10,384 681,587 12,022 693,609

0 0 22,135 805,321 23,180 828,501

460 1,068 303,157 4,634,512 327,335 4,961,847




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