publication . External research report . 2005

The status of the inshore component of the northern brown crab Cancer pagurus fishery, assessed from a time series of LPUE constructed from historical sources

Meredith, D.; Fahy, E.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
  • Publisher: Marine Institute
  • Country: Ireland
A 27 year LPUE series was compiled from daily landings and creel numbers fished, as reported by a processor and by personnel participating in the activities of a small inshore fleet at Malin Head, Co. Donegal. The fleet targeted brown crab in the late summer and autumn months and the series was compared with two other series of LPUE constructed from data obtained from two fleet sources fishing the same stock. The most significant event to have taken place since records commenced in the late 1970s was the introduction in the 1990s of a small vivier offshore crabbing fleet. Competition between the inshore and offshore components intensified and the inshore fleet r...
free text keywords: northern brown crab, Cancer pagurus, LPUE
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