publication . External research report . 2004

Bionomics of brown crab Cancer pagurus in the south east Ireland inshore fishery

Fahy, E.; Hickey, J.; Perella, N.; Hervas, A.; Carroll, J.; Andray, C.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
  • Publisher: Marine Institute
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
The south east inshore brown crab fishery is delimited by the boundary of longitude - 6.3, within a coastal band of approximately 18 km (10 nm) in width and it extends along the south coast of Co Wexford for a distance of approximately 55 km; evidence for the stock extending into the inshore fishery west of the Waterford Harbour estuary is sparse. The fishery, whose maximum extent is calculated at 427 km2, yielded up to 700 t per year during the 1990s. In 2002 annual landings of 959 t accounted for 8.2 % of the national catch. The average overall LPUE was 0.87 kg per pot lifted in that year. Brown crab were landed whole or as claws, for human consumption, and cl...
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free text keywords: Biological surveys, Body weight, Coastal fisheries, Crustacean fisheries, Global positioning systems, Length-weight relationships, Population characteristics, Population number, Stock assessment, Tagging
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