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General
Data set name

Lobster, crawfish, edible crab and spider crab length samples around England and Wales (1963-)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1963 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

England and Wales

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton and zoobenthos morphological parameters; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed; Zooplankton and zoobenthos development stage parameters

Instruments

Rock dredges

Description 
Summary

Data were collected to provide size composition samples for lobsters, crawfish, edible crabs and spider crabs. Sampling covers the main fishery areas in England and Wales and provides the basic data for assessment purposes. The following data have been collected: lobsters, 1972 to 1997, all fisheries; crawfish, few samples, mainly after 1990; edible crabs, 1963 to 1983, mainly the South West, 1984 to 1997, all areas; spider crabs, 1976 to 1997, English Channel fishery.

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 identifier1029086
Global identifier468
Last revised2009-05-22