Maritimes Region snow crab trawl survey : detailed technical description / by Ben Zisserson.: Fs97-6/3128E-PDF

An annual trawl survey is conducted on the Scotian Shelf to assess the snow crab stocks in the Maritimes Region. This survey uses a modified small mesh “Nephrops” trawl to capture snow crab across their size spectrum with constant monitoring and recording of trawl dimensions through a geo-referenced trawl monitoring / mensuration system. Water temperature at depth is also recorded for each tow. A suite of electronic equipment is used to facilitate the capture of all required data and two distinct personnel teams, vessel crew and scientific staff, cooperate to perform all required tasks. The trawl catch from each tow is separated, weighed and counted by species. All crab species are examined in more detail with morphometric measurements recorded for each animal. A detailed description of all tasks, standard operating procedures and materials used throughout the course of this survey are provided within this document.

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Department/Agency Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Title Maritimes Region snow crab trawl survey : detailed technical description / by Ben Zisserson.
Series title Canadian technical report of fisheries and aquatic sciences, 1488-5379 ; 3128
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Includes bibliographical references (p. 15-16).
Publishing information [Ottawa] : Fisheries and Oceans Canada, c2015.
Author / Contributor Zisserson, Ben M.
Description v, 38 p. : fig., maps, photographs, tables
ISBN 978-0-660-02093-8
Catalogue number
  • Fs97-6/3128E-PDF
Subject terms Fisheries resources
Fishing area
Fisheries management
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