Newcastle University Masters project on common dab fisheries biology off the Northumberland coast 12th January 2016

This study, carried out by Paschalis Papadamakis as part of the International Marine and Environmental Consultancy MSc course at Newcastle University proposes a Minimum Landing Size for the common dab Limanda limanda off the Northumberland coast, based on estimated growth parameters and length at first maturity.

This paper is promoted here for interest only – it is an independent report and was not commissioned by the Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. 

NIFCA continue to recommend a voluntary minimum landing size for dab of 250mm, based on Angling Trust guidelines.

To download the full paper follow this link:

Common dab Limanda limanda fisheries biology in the Northumberland coast; Preliminary age and growth study in order to introduce a Minimum Landing Size restriction for the future

This paper should be cited as follows:

Papadamakis, P. (2014) Common dab (Limanda limanda) fisheries biology in the Northumberland coast (NE, England); Preliminary age and growth study in order to introduce a Minimum Landing Size (MLS) restriction for the future. MSc Thesis. Newcastle University [online]. Available at: http://www.nifca.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2014_IMEC_Papadamakis_P_Project_pdf.pdf (Accessed: day month year).