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Growth and Movement of Tagged Lobsters Released in Western Cape Cod Bay, 1970–1977

  • Robert P. Lawton
  • Phillips Brady
  • Christine Sheehan
  • Wendell Sides
  • Elizabeth Kouloheras
  • Mando Borgatti
  • Vincent Malkoski
Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 11)

Abstract

Analysis of lobster (Homarus americanus) tag-return data from western Cape Cod Bay indicated movement was localized and primarily toward adjacent ledges. There was no apparent relationship between distance traveled and time-at-large. Dispersal of lobsters released at Rocky Point (surveillance site) and Manomet Point (reference site) was similar during preoperational and operational study periods.

The mean growth increment and percent growth of recaptured lobsters, having molted once, were 11.6 mm carapace length (CD and 15.2%, respectively. Although there was a significant difference (P ≤ 0.05) in growth between sexes, there was no significant growth difference (P > 0.05) between lobsters found at Rocky Point and Manomet Point or between the preoperational and operational study periods.

Keywords

Growth Increment Carapace Length Release Zone National Marine Fishery American Lobster 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert P. Lawton
  • Phillips Brady
  • Christine Sheehan
  • Wendell Sides
  • Elizabeth Kouloheras
  • Mando Borgatti
  • Vincent Malkoski

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