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Title: Crawfish Investigations 1966-68
Authors: Molloy, J P
Keywords: Leaflet
Issue Date: 1970
Publisher: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Fisheries Division)
Citation: Molloy, J. P., "Crawfish Investigations 1966-68", Irish Fisheries Leaflet, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Fisheries Division) 1970
Series/Report no.: Irish Fisheries Leaflet;18
Abstract: The fishery for crawfish (Palinurus elephas) in Irish waters has previously been described by Gibson and O'Riordan (1965) and by Gibson (1967). Molloy (1968) has given some details of the scientific work done on this species in recent years. One of the most important aspects of this fishery is that both lobsters and crawfish are exploited simultaneously by boats which use the same type of traps and baits for the two species. Neither the location nor extent of the fishery has shown any marked change since it first became an important aspect of the Irish fishing industry but the annual landings still show considerable variations. These fluctuations in the yearly catch would seem to depend more on the duration of the season and its length, rather than on changes in stock abundance (Gibson 1967). The annual landings (to the nearest thousand fish) since 1951 are shown. The landings in 1968 were surprisingly low for a season which was marked by exceptionally fine weather.
ISSN: 0332-1789
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