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Johnson L, Coates C, Albalat A, Todd K & Neil DM (2016) Temperature-dependent morbidity of ‘nicked’ edible crab, Cancer pagurus, Fisheries Research, 175, pp. 127-131.
The combined effect(s) of holding temperature and claw immobilisation (nicking) onCancer paguruswere investigated. Creel captured animals (n=48) were maintained at 4°C, 8°C and 12°C for 14 days in order to mimic environmental conditions in commercial holding facilities. The consequences of nicking on animal health were assessed by measuring physiological and immune-related parameters in the haemolymph: total protein concentration,l-lactate, pH, haemocyte counts and phenoloxidase activities.
Crab nicking; Crustacean fisheries; Haemolymph biochemistry; Phenoloxidase; Innate immunity; Haemocyanin
|Authors||Johnson Laura, Coates Christopher, Albalat Amaya, Todd Keith, Neil Douglas M|
|Publication date online||08/12/2015|
|Date accepted by journal||27/11/2015|
Fisheries Research: Volume 175