Inshore Lobster Trawl Survey

An annual trawl survey is conducted in Southwestern Nova Scotia and the Bay of Fundy to assess the lobster stocks in the area. The survey is conducted with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center Ecosystem Survey Trawl (NEST), a small mesh trawl with a cod end liner, which ensures the capture of various sizes of lobster. The dimensions and location of the trawl are monitored and recorded throughout the tow using an electronic trawl mensuration system. In addition, water temperature and depth are also monitored. The target tow length is 1 kilometer which is tracked using an Olex marine charting system. Vessel crew, DFO science staff and a contracted at sea observer work together to perform required tasks and collect all relevant data. Catch from each tow is separated by species, weighed and counted. Length frequency data is collected on select groundfish and crab species and detailed morphometric data is collected on each lobster.

PARAMETERS COLLECTED:

Set information and profile - includes set date, time depth and location

Catch summary - weight and number caught of each species

Length Freqeuncies - completed for up to 100 fish for selected species

Lobster Morphological Data - detailed data collected on each lobster

Bottom Temperature

Trawl Metrics

NOTES ON QUALITY CONTROL:

Data is visually verified and double keypunched. On loading to Oracle, data is run through rigorous automated checks to verify data accuracy and integrity.

SAMPLING METHODS:

The target tow length is 1 kilometer which is tracked using an Olex marine charting system. Vessel crew, DFO science staff and a contracted at sea observer work together to perform required tasks and collect all relevant data. Catch from each tow is separated by species, weighed and counted. Length frequency data is collected on select groundfish and crab species, detailed morphometric data is collected on each lobster. Bottom temperature and trawl metrics are collected for each tow.

CITATION LIST:

Denton, Cheryl M.. 2020. Maritimes Region Inshore Lobster Trawl Survey Technical Description. Canadian technical reports of fisheries and aquatic sciences (DFO) 3376.

리소스

항목
CKAN dataset id 04a4926e-d88b-4f2f-a86f-cd8a4ba421d6
상태 active
url https://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/190276ba-29ea-4b3b-be74-757d0eb896f2
버전 2024-05-30
라이선스 ca-ogl-lgo
담당자 연락처 cheryl.denton@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
제공 기관 Fisheries and Oceans Canada
최초 수집 일시 2024-06-12T13:52:58…
최근 수집 일시 2024-06-14T17:31:41…

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