Results of the spiny lobster fishery for November and December 1992
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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 .....
PublisherVictoria: Seychelles Fishing Authority
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