publication . Article . 2016

The artisanal fishery of the spiny lobster Palinurus elephas in Cabrera National Park, Spain: Comparative study on traditional and modern traps with trammel nets

J.F. Amengual-Ramis; M. Vázquez-Archdale; C. Cánovas-Pérez; Beatriz Morales-Nin;
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  • Published: 16 Feb 2016 Journal: Fisheries Research, volume 179, pages 23-32 (issn: 0165-7836, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Cabrera National Park is a Marine Protected Area (MPA) located in the South of Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. It has a valuable ground fishery that includes several species of crustaceans of commercial interest, such as the European spiny lobster Palinurus elephas. Lobster traps, although permitted and even promoted by the park's authorities, have been abandoned due to the higher efficiency and catch per unit effort of the trammel nets. This study evaluates traditional and modern lobster trap designs to determine the most suitable one as an alternative to trammel nets. The gear was first tested in an aquarium and consisted of a reed trap, a plastic trap and ...
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free text keywords: Aquatic Science, Trammel nets, Traps, Spiny lobster, National Park, MPA, Artisanal fishery, Fisher surveys, Lobster trap, Fishing, Biology, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Spiny lobster, biology.organism_classification, National park, Bycatch, Palinurus elephas, Catch per unit effort, Fishery
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