Arran no-fishing zone benefits lobsters



Lobsters are thriving in Scotland’s first and only fully protected marine reserve off the island of Arran, new research shows.
Research was carried out over a four-year period in Lamlash Bay by scientists at York and Bangor universities.
Results show the numbers of lobsters found in the area more than doubled in numbers as well as increasing in size over the course of the study.
Populations of velvet crabs and brown swimming crabs were also monitored.
The researchers found that protection in the marine reserve had a positive impact on lobsters, with their density, length and weight all... read more

 
3 October 2016 in Environment, Views: 35
Source: Scotsman
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