Marine reserve project leads to doubling in lobster numbers
Lobster numbers in the area around Scotland's first and only fully-protected marine reserve have more than doubled, according to researchers.
The community-led reserve in Lamlash Bay in the Firth of Clyde has seen increased marine conservation, with lobster populations not only doubling but the crustaceans also increasing in size.
Scientists from the universities of York and Bangor have been conducting potting surveys in the area for four years, monitoring the populations of European lobster, brown crab and velvet swimming crabs.
They found the marine reserve - set up in 2008 - has also... read more
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