European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

Data set information

| Query EDMED |     

General
Data set name

Lobster and crab landings and effort data from selected ports around England and Wales (1961-)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1961 to 1977 (F44 forms); from 1969 onwards (logbooks)
OngoingYes
Geographical area

England and Wales at selected ports

Observations 
Parameters

Fish and shellfish catch statistics; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed

Instruments

Rock dredges

Description 
Summary

Data are collected to provide details of landings per unit effort in the lobster and crab fisheries. Using F44 forms (mainly east coast ports), paid collectors recorded the total number of days fished, the number of pots set and the weight or numbers of edible crabs, lobsters and crawfish landed for each vessel. Using logbooks (1970 to 1984) South West and Wales, skippers (all volunteers, but paid an honorarium) returned completed logsheets containing details of their daily effort and landings by species. From 1985 onwards there was an expansion to include volunteers on the East and South coasts. Currently there are approximately 40 volunteers representing some 25 ports in England and Wales. An assurance has been given to all participants that individual details and landings will not be divulged.

OriginatorsCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Data web sitehttp://www.cefas.co.uk/
Availability 
OrganisationCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
AvailabilityLicence
ContactContracts Office, CEFAS, Lowestoft
Address

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 OHT
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1621 562244
Facsimile+44 (0)1502 513865
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1029087
Global identifier578
Last revised2009-05-22