Scientia Marina, Vol 62, No S1 (1998)

Comparative technical aspects of the Nephrops norvegicus (L.) fishery in the northern Mediterranean Sea


https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.1998.62s1101

Francesc Sarda
Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC), Spain

Abstract


A comparative study of the technical characteristics of the Norway lobster fishery in the Mediterranean Sea is presented. The different trawl vessels, trawl gears, trawling manoeuvres, and status of the statistics compiled by the administrations are described. The main conclusions are that catchability has increased with technological advances, official landings statistics are flawed in most of the Mediterranean, and fishing methods differed from country to country.

Keywords


Norway lobster; Nephrops norvegicus; Mediterranean Sea; fishery; trawl; landings; fishing technology

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