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Data set name

Bridlington lobster intensive fishery study (1986-)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1986 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Bridlington lobster fishery area

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton and zoobenthos morphological parameters; Fish and shellfish catch statistics; Fishery characterisation; 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 were collected to provide detailed observations on seasonal, annual and spatial variation of lobster catch rates, length composition and landings and to develop a recruitment index for the Bridlington lobster fishery. Data collected include fleet by fleet and, at times, pot by pot observations of the total catch of lobsters for a selected boat working inshore, sampled for two or three weeks a season from 1986-1987 and building up to one or two weeks a month from April to September from 1988 to 1997. These data also provide a baseline of CPUE for the natural lobster fishery against which the CPUE of microtagged, hatchery-reared lobsters can be compared as part of the study on lobster stock enhancement. In addition, periodic samples are taken at sea with an offshore skipper and on-shore monitoring of landings of all lobster boats is carried out.

OriginatorsCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
References

Addison, J.T., Bannister, R.C.A. and Lovewell, S.R.J. (1995) Variation and persistence of pre-recruit catch rates of Homarus gammarus in Bridlington Bay, England., Crustaceana, 68 (2) : 267-279(13).

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 identifier1029090
Global identifier579
Last revised2009-05-22