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Title: Aran, Galway Bay and Slyne Head Nephrops Grounds 2008 UWTV Survey Report
Authors: Lordan, Colm
Doyle, Jennifer
Issue Date: May-2009
Publisher: Marine Institute
Citation: Lordan, C. & Doyle, J., "Aran, Galway Bay and Slyne Head Nephrops Grounds 2008 UWTV Survey Report", Marine Institute 2009
Abstract: In 2008 the seventh in a series of annual UWTV survey was complete and the results of that survey together with a synthesis and analysis of the results is presented. A geostatistical analysis indicates that burrow densities and abundances have fluctuated considerably in space and time. The highest densities occurred in 2004 and the lowest densities in 2008.The 2008 survey shows a decrease in burrow density to the lowest observed. Using the survey directly for assessment and management has been discussed at WKNEPHTV (2007) and at SGNEP (2009).This stock was a focus at the benchmark workshop on Nephrops assessment held in Aberdeen WKNEPH, (2009). There appears to a negative relationship between abundance and landings in the autumn and a positive relationship between observed densities and landings the following spring. There is some concern about the stock given the most recent survey abundance observed to date. The time series is short and to date survey estimates have fluctuated across a large dynamic range.
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