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Data set name

Growth, movement and fishing mortality of wild lobsters around England and Wales (1974-)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1974 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 information on growth, movement and fishing mortality of wild lobsters, to provide information on growth, movement and survival of hatchery-reared microtagged juvenile lobsters and to study the colonisation of an artificial reef by lobsters. Commercial sized, and undersized lobsters were tagged and released into the fishery and hatchery- reared microtagged juvenile lobsters were released into the fishery. An initial study at Selsey between 1974 and 1975 evaluated different tags. Between 1976 and 1977, 'Burnham' tag releases took place in Northumberland, Yorkshire, Norfolk and Wales. From 1983 to 1988, there was a microtag release of hatchery-reared juveniles. Between 1987 to 1991, there were claw and toggle tag releases in Yorkshire. Between 1991 to 1994, there were claw and toggle tag releases in Dorset (CSG funded artificial reef study with Southampton University).

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

Bennett, D.B., Brown, S.G., Howard, A.E., and Lovewell, S.R.J. (1977) English Lobster (Homarus gammarus (L.) tagging, 1976., ICES CM 1977/K:27, 8pp.; Bennett, D.B., Brown, S.G., Howard, A.E., and Lovewell, S.R.J. (1978) Comparison of lobster (Homarus gammarus) growth rates in Norfolk and Yorkshire, England., ICES CM 1978/K:6, 8pp.; Bannister, R.C.A., Addison, J.T. and Lovewell, S.R.J. (1994) Growth, movement, recapture rate and survival of hatchery-reared lobsters (Homarus gammarus (L., 1758)) released into the wild on the English East Coast., Crustaceana, 67 (2): 156-172.

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 identifier1029089
Global identifier472
Last revised2009-05-22