Printer Friendly

Causeways `could be ideal environment for lobsters'. (Scottish Seafood).

Newly constructed causeways linking some of the smaller Western Isles could provide an ideal man-made environment for lobsters to grow.

A joint project by Seafish and the Western Isles Council is surveying the marine habitat around the causeways between Eriskay and South Uist, and Berneray and North Uist. If suitable, the causeways could be stocked with young lobsters to help enhance local stocks.

The lobster fishery is important to the marine economy of the Western Isles and new habitats could provide a boost to the local shellfish industry.

Seafish aquaculture development officer Craig Burton said: "We are trying to assess the potential of these two new causeways for the stocking with hatchery produced juvenile lobsters," he said.

Seafish will report its findings over the next few months and then the local fishing industry will decide whether to instigate a stock enhancement scheme.
COPYRIGHT 2002 William Reed Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2002 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Comment:Causeways `could be ideal environment for lobsters'. (Scottish Seafood).
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:4EUUS
Date:Feb 23, 2002
Previous Article:Alarm at slow finishing. (Beef).
Next Article:Organic meat attracting the average consumer: extra supply may be awakening dormant demand -- as with organic lamb. (MLC Meat Demand Trends).

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters