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Main Title Examination of the Blue Crab Fishery in the Pamlico River Estuary.
Author McKenna, S. ; Camp, J. T. ;
CORP Author North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh. Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Study. ;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Estuary Program.
Publisher Dec 92
Year Published 1992
Report Number APES-92-08;
Stock Number PB94-168028
Additional Subjects Pungo River ; Fisheries ; Pamlico River ; Crabs ; Species diversity ; Estuaries ; Commercial shellfish ; Trawling ; Mortality ; Harvesting ; Commercial fishing ; Catch statistics
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-168028 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/01/1994
Collation 115p
Abstract The Pamlico River Estuary (including the Pamlico and Pungo rivers and their associated feeder streams) recently experienced a decline in blue crab production. The causative agents and the severity of the decline are unknown. However, public opinion has laid the majority of the blame on the crab trawl fishery. This opinion coupled with the lack of fishery dependent data for the crab trawl and pot fisheries has put managers in a difficult position. In order to optimize yield for this resource up-to-date fishery-dependent data, such as size and sex composition of catches, number and weight of individuals in the catch, and effort data, were needed. The objectives of this study were to examine (1) harvest rates and bycatch in the crab pot and trawl fisheries; (2) the physical injury and immediate mortality of blue crabs in the pot and trawl fishery; and (3) the level of delayed mortality of blue crabs in the pot and trawl fisheries.
Supplementary Notes Prepared in cooperation with Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Estuary Program.
NTIS Title Notes Final rept.
Category Codes 98F
NTIS Prices PC A06/MF A02
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 418225290
Origin NTIS
Type CAT