1. Survey of Irish Sea Nephrops ground to:
a) determine abundance, length composition, sex ratio, reproductive and moult condition of Nephrops
b) determine abundance and length composition of associated fish by catch.
2. To examine stomach contents of fish predators, with particular reference to Nephrops prey.
3. Collect live berried Nephrops for Conwy's larval temperature/development time project.
David B Bennett (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Biology and fisheries
Quantity: number of stations = 55 Description: completed using a Boris 600 mesh fish/prawn with 70 mm and 16 mm liner.