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A study of lobster migration off the North Cornish Coast. - FC0306

R&D Summary Objectives:- Examine the population dynamics of lobsters through a study of the movement of young lobsters from inshore nursery grounds to offshore reefs, in the SW region. Key customer purpose:- Enable MAFF to adopt appropriate management measures for wild lobster stocks, and better assess the potential impact of lobster stock enhancement.
To obtain length/frequency data for no less than 1000 lobsters from each of the inshore and offshore stocks. 2. To assess the ovigerous state of at least 250 mature female (>85mm carapace length lobsters) from both inshore and offshore stocks. 3. To tag at least 1500 undersize (<85mm carapace length) lobster from the inshore stock. 4. To obtain recapture data on tagged lobsters, target number of recaptures 500
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1993

Cost: £24,198
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Shellfish Stocks              
Stock Conservation              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture