He's already run a highly successful and long running breed and release program for the Common European Lobster
and is therefore one of only a handful marine scientists who are geared up for this type of project.
Likewise, European lobsters
fed with various invertebrates and pellets have higher serum protein concentrations than those fed with bivalves only (Hagerman 1983).
The Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Research (CSAR) at Swansea University is beginning a two-year project this week to rescue the European lobster
, whose numbers are falling fast due to its popularity with diners.
Culture of juvenile European lobster
(Homarus gammarus L.
Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the accuracy and reliability (intra- and intervariation) of 3 commercially available handheld lactate meters using the Norway lobster Nephrops norwegicus, Linnaeus, 1758, and the European lobster
(EL) Hommarus gammarus, Linnaeus, 1758, as model organisms.
In the European lobster
(Homarus gammarus), maturity curves show no decrease in the proportion of ovigerous females at sizes greater than 120 mm in CL (Laurans et al.
Survival and growth of hatchery-reared individuals of the European lobster
, Homarus gammarus (L.
Enhancing the European lobster
(Homarus gammarus) stock at Kvitsoy Islands: perspectives of rebuilding Norwegian stocks.
2003) for American lobsters collected in Canada and for the European lobster
(Homarus gammarus Linnaeus, 1758).
Releasing native species, for example European lobsters
and brown crabs into the seas around the UK means that they fit into the local sealife community.
Van der Meeren (2000), for instance, showed that low temperatures tended to reduce the aggressivity in European lobsters
, which led individuals to stay in their shelter for a longer period.
Their claws take chunks out of European lobsters
in conflicts over shelter and territory.
Within-burrow behaviour of juvenile european lobsters
Homarus gammarus (L.
take five years to reach a saleable size of just over a pound.
viridans, seems to be endemic to natural populations of both American and European lobsters
(Stewart & Cornick 1967).