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Brine shrimp harvester update

December 31, 2008

Dear Brine Shrimp Harvester:

A sampling run on the south arm of Great Salt Lake was conducted on December 29–30, 2008. The enumeration and analysis have been completed. All presented values are per liter of lake water.

The cumulative harvest poundage totals through harvest day December 30, 2008 are:

To clarify harvesting activity over the Christmas holiday, here is a summary of recent harvest totals:

  Cumulative lake harvest Cumulative beach harvest Cumulative pond harvest
Dec. 19, 2008 6,049,628 9,153,875 167,580
Dec. 20, 2008 6,049,628 9,196,605 167,580
Dec. 21, 2008 6,049,628 9,241,455 167,580
Dec. 22, 2008 6,049,628 9,296,055 168,300
Dec. 23, 2008 6,049,628 9,347,755 170,175
Dec. 24, 2008 6,050,028 9,364,005 170,175
Dec. 25, 2008 6,050,028 9,371,155 170,175
Dec. 26, 2008 6,050,028 9,413,205 170,675
Dec. 27, 2008 6,050,028 9,474,855 172,565
Dec. 28, 2008 6,135,877 9,515,955 172,565
Dec. 29, 2008 6,421,027 9,580,737 172,565
Dec. 30, 2008 6,618,742 9,611,812 172,565

Thank you for your support of our work at The Great Salt Lake Ecosystem Program.

Happy New Year!

John Luft
Great Salt Lake Ecosystem Program Manager