Nephrops on the East Coast – An Update
Duration: 8-24 August 2019
The annual Alba na Mara East Coast Nephrops Underwater TV survey returns once again. A very busy week has been spent in the Firth of Forth working under challenging conditions at times, but despite 40kt easterly gales plenty of headway was made with the planned stations. Poor water visibility, which was down to a mix of tide, commercial fishing operations, marine traffic stirring up the sea bed as well as increased fresh river water input from recent heavy rain, meant additional stations were undertaken where necessary.
The next week will be spent in the Moray Firth where the survey will continue to obtain estimates of the distribution and abundance of Nephrops burrows using towed underwater camera systems.
- Previous blog post – Nephrops on the East Coast
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