A comparison of American lobster size structure and abundance using standard and ventless traps

@inproceedings{Clark2015ACO,
  title={A comparison of American lobster size structure and abundance using standard and ventless traps},
  author={Abigail S. Clark and Steven H. Jury and Jason S. Goldstein and Thomas G. Langley and Winsor H. Watson},
  year={2015}
}
Abstract Ventless (escape vents blocked) trap surveys are becoming increasingly common and provide data that are useful for making well-informed management decisions. The purpose of this study was to conduct ventless and standard trap surveys, in parallel with SCUBA surveys, to determine how lobster catch in both types of traps relates to the size structure and abundance of lobster populations on the bottom. Because trap saturation may affect catch-per-unit-effort, we also quantified how catch… CONTINUE READING