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Koho salmon.Koho salmon.Photo taken by: Carl Safina

Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Shrimp, Pink & Sidestripe – British Columbia, Canada

Pink Shrimp and Sidestripe Shrimp are coldwater shrimp species, found along the North American Pacific coast. Like other shrimp, they grow and sexually mature quickly.

In British Columbia, Canada the Pink Shrimp and Sidestripe Shrimp populations are healthy and managers effectively control fishing levels.

These shrimp are caught with trawls, which can cause damage to the sand and mud habitats these species live in. The major concern in the fishery is the bycatch of eulachon, an endangered species.

Full species report here.