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Report of the Workshop and training course on Nephrops burrow identification (WKNEPHBID)

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posted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by ICESICES
WKNEPHBID was convened to address some of the sources of uncertainty in Nephrops burrow counting identified by WKNEPHTV (ICES 2007). The group focussed on three main areas,1.the training of personnel unfamiliar with the complexities of burrow counting.2.the development of training and reference material.3.the production of reference counts for standardisation of counter performance.Footage from four main Nephrops grounds was available (Farn Deeps, Fladen Grounds, Western Irish Sea and the Kattegat), each with distinct characteristics and problems in interpretation. After plenary viewing of the footage which helped consolidate a common consensus on burrow complex identification, experienced counters went through the footage with less experienced counters in small groups to further demonstrate the application of burrow identification criteria and assist with general training.


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