The spiny lobster fishery around the Mahe Plateau November - December 1993: presentation, results and analysis
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This report reviews the catch assessment survey, conducted by staff of the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA), of the spiny lobster fishery on the Mahe Plateau during the 1993 fishing season. Following the recommendations made after the 1992 fishing season, the fishery was reopened in 1993 for two months, November and December. The monitoring programme set up in 1992 was continued to gather more information on the spiny lobster so as to improve the management of this resource around the Mahe Plateau. A total of 28 licenses were issued (compared to 38 in 1992); 16 on Mahe, 6 on Praslin and 6 on La Digue. Licensed fishing unit comprised an average of three men. Snorkelling was used by 24 fishing units as the only catching method, while 2 fishing units combined snorkelling with the use of traps. One fishing unit used scuba diving as the fishing method and declared no lobsters caught during the 3 fishing trips. One fishing unit was licensed in December and apparently didn't fish. Over .....
PublisherVictoria: Seychelles Fishing Authority
Spatial CoverageMahé plateau, Seychelles
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