Canadian offshore lobster fishery trends / A.B. Stasko and R.W. Pye.: Fs70-8/80-56E-PDF

"Landings data for Canadian offshore lobsters are compiled since the start of the fishery in 1971, along with regulations as they have evolved. There has been no decrease in median size of lobsters caught since sampling of commercial catches was begun in 1976. Catch-per-unit-effort indices, compiled for 30'x 30' areas, shows increases in the Browns Bank area, decreases in Truxton Swell, and decreases in the Corsair Canyon area where the recent lows are still higher than any values in NAFO Subarea 4X. Closure of Browns Bank to lobster fishing in 1979 has not resulted decreased landings. The overall decrease in 1979 is the result of decreased CPUE on Georges Bank and the probable effect of stormy weather early in the year, particularly during the April-June period that dominates landings for the whole year. Also, fishermen are becoming more reluctant to fish on weekends and under adverse weather conditions."--Abstract.

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Department/Agency Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Title Canadian offshore lobster fishery trends / A.B. Stasko and R.W. Pye.
Series title CAFSAC research doc. ; 80/56
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Caption title.
Digitized edtion from print [produced by Department of Fisheries and Oceans].
"This report not to be cited without prior reference to the authors."
Includes bibliographical references (page 5).
Includes abstract in French.
Publishing information St. Andrews, N.B. : Biological Station, [1980].
Author / Contributor Stasko, Aivars B. 1937- author.
Pye, R. W., author.
Description 1 online resource (11 pages) : illustrations.
Catalogue number
  • Fs70-8/80-56E-PDF
Subject terms Fisheries
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