January 5, 2011
Dear Brine Shrimp Harvester
A sampling run on the south arm of Great Salt Lake was conducted on January 3–4, 2011. The enumeration and analysis have been completed. All presented values are per liter of lake water.
Accordingly, we are exercising the first seven day timeout of this harvest season pursuant to Rule R657-52-12(1)(c). The brine shrimp harvesting season in the South Arm (both lake and beach) will suspend Friday, January 7, 2011 at 5:16 p.m. MST (official sunset). All other aspects of the rule will remain in effect.
During the closure period, we will continue to sample and determine if there are sufficient quantities of cysts to resume harvest. If the season resumes, it will open at noon on Saturday, January 15, 2011. The decision will be based upon resource conservation. We will be in contact with the harvesting companies toward the end of the closure period regarding our decision.
Daily harvest reports during the timeout will not be required except for harvest occurring in the salt ponds and on the North Arm. Daily harvest reports will still be required for January 6 and 7. Weekly harvest reports will be required for harvest occurring through January 7 and must be sent to us by noon on January 10, 2011.
The cumulative harvest poundage totals through harvest day January 4, 2011 are listed below:
Due to incomplete harvest reporting on December 26, 2010, our record of cumulative harvest totals has changed. The corrected values from December 25, 2010 through January 4, 2011 are given below:
|Harvest date|| Cumulative
|December 25, 2010||10,781,181||10,739,045||170,505|
|December 26, 2010||10,996,701||10,755,995||170,505|
|December 27, 2010||11,197,766||10,758,995||170,505|
|December 28, 2010||11,484,796||10,783,970||170,505|
|December 29, 2010||11,484,796||10,795,220||170,505|
|December 30, 2010||11,484,796||10,795,220||170,505|
|December 31, 2010||11,484,796||10,795,220||170,505|
|January 1, 2011||11,484,796||10,795,220||170,505|
|January 2, 2011||11,558,411||10,807,220||170,505|
|January 3, 2011||11,704,356||10,807,220||170,505|
|January 4, 2011||12,057,441||10,809,620||170,505|
Thank you for your support of our work at The Great Salt Lake Ecosystem Program.
Great Salt Lake Ecosystem Program Manager