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|Title: ||Results of the spiny lobster fishery for November and December 1992|
|Authors: ||Jacques, R.M.|
|ASFA Terms: ||Methodology|
|Issue Date: ||Aug-1993|
|Publisher: ||Victoria: Seychelles Fishing Authority|
|Abstract: ||This report reviews the lobster catch during the months of November and December 1992.
In total, 38 fishing units were licenced: 26 on Mahe, 7 on La Digue and 5 on Praslin. 8 licence holders provided no information and claimed that they undertook no fishing trips at all. Of the remainder, each fishing unit comprised an average of 3 men.
2 fishing units used traps as the only catching method, 27 used snorkelling and 1 a combination of traps and snorkelling.
For the two month period, an estimated catch of 4.9 tonnes of Spiny Lobster for all sites were landed; of which Mahe contributed an estimated 2.8 tonnes. For the month of November only, a total catch of 2.7 tonnes of lobsters were estimated and for the month of December a total of 2.2 tonnes were caught.
For the month of November there were a total of 142 trips by 418 men, and for the month of December there were 89 trips and 252 men were involved in the fishery. Three main species were landed : Panulirus penicilatus (Homard Grosse Tete), Panulirus longipes (Homard Rouge), Panulirus versicolor (Homard Vert).
The catch rate for the month of November was 19.5 kg/trip, and the catch rate of December was 27.2 kg/trip.
The mean carapace length of each species were respectively: (in cm)
G.T. = 10.8 G.T. = 8.8
H.R. = 8.7 H.R.= 8.4
H.V. = 9.0 H.V.= 8.6
By fishing method snorkelling, 95.5% of lobsters were caught and by fishing method trap, 4.5% of lobsters were caught. The catch composition from fishing methods utilised were:
a) Snorkelling: Homard Grosse Tete, 85.9%
Homard Rouge, 13.9%
Homard Vert, 0.2%
b) Trap: Homard Rouge, 100%|
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