The behaviour of Norway lobster towards baited creels and size selectivity of creels and trawl
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The behaviour of Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus L.) towards baited creels was studied by underwater television at three different localities. A typical nocturnal activity pattern was observed. Most of the individuals approached the creel up current. The general behaviour in the vicinity of creels and lobster burrows is shortly described. The creels were found to have a fairly low catch rate, being less than ten per cent of the observed individuals. Catches of Norway lobster by creels and trawl have distinctly different length distributions. The possible reasons for this are discussed.
SerieFiskeridirektoratets skrifter, Serie Havundersøkelser
vol 18 no 3