Stes A. Red king crab’s bycatch in demersal fishing in the South-Eeastern part of the Barents Sea // Principy èkologii. 2016. № 1. P. 75‒79. DOI: 10.15393/

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Red king crab’s bycatch in demersal fishing in the South-Eeastern part of the Barents Sea

   Aleksej Vladimirovich
Knipovich Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO), 6, Knipovich St., Murmansk, 183038, Russia,
Red king crab
demersal fish
the Barents Sea
Summary: In the paper, the data of the red king crab by-catch in demersal fishing in the South-Eastern part of the Barents Sea, including those in the areas forbidden to trawling are presented. The impact of the catch of demersal fish on the distribution of the king crab is analyzed. It was shown that intensive fishing contributes to the growth of crabs’ density, possibly, they are attracted by the wastes of fish factories.

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Reviewer: S. Bakanev
Reviewer: N. Strelkova
Received on: 26 June 2015
Published on: 05 April 2016


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