Publication Date

2-2010

Series Number

Fisheries Research Report No. 199

ISBN

1 921258 76 4

ISSN

1035 - 4549

Abstract

Objectives 1. To identify gradients in the density/size distribution of western rock lobster to enable selection of representative areas. 2. To assess the catchability of western rock lobster and its relationship with population abundance and size structure. 3. To identify the relationship between the deep-water habitat and the density/size distribution of western rock lobster to enable a preliminary evaluation of the impact of lobster biomass removal in the deep-water.

Number of Pages

96

Keywords

Western rock lobster; Panulirus cygnus; Lobster fisheries; West Coast marine bioregion - Western Australia; Western Australia; Abundance; Biomass; Size distribution; Diets; Habitat; Trophic structure; Benthos; Deep water; Ecosystem disturbance; Depleted stocks; Catchability

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