Spiny lobster fishery around the Mahe Plateau : Results and analysis presentation, November 1995 - January 1996
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This report reviews the spiny lobster fishery on the Mahe Plateau during the 1995-1996 fishing season. Following recommendation made after the 1994-1995 season the lobster fishing season was again re-opened for the fourth consecutive year. As in the 1994-1995 fishing season the 1995-1996 season was opened over a three months period. The monitoring programme set up in 1992 was continued to gather more information on the spiny lobster stock so as to improve the management of this resource around the Mahe Plateau. A total of 26 applications were made for licenses to fish for lobster, however, only 23 applicants were granted licenses after paying the required license fee. 17 licenses were bought by fishermen from Mahe, 4 by fishermen from La Digue and 2 by fishermen on Praslin. In the previous fishing season (1994-1995) 33 licenses to fish for lobsters were purchased. Snorkeling remained the dominant technique for catching lobsters. 21 fishermen used it as the sole method of fishing lob.....
Series;NrSFA Technical Report, 40
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