Scientific Output & Collaborations

HFIG and YMRC Research

For reprints of any of the following publications, please make a request via email to Mike Roach (

Peer Reviewed Publications

Michael Roach, Andy Revill, Magnus J Johnson, Co-existence in practice: a collaborative study of the effects of the Westermost Rough offshore wind development on the size distribution and catch rates of a commercially important lobster (Homarus gammarus) population, ICES Journal of Marine Science, 2022;, fsac040,

Nicola Fletcher, John A. Terschak, Helga D. Bartels-Hardege, Ralf Bublitz, Paula Schirrmacher, Jorg D. Hardege. A pheromone bouquet controls the reproductive behaviour of the male shore crab, Carcinus maenas. Aquatic Ecology, 2021.

Claire Haggett, Talya ten Brink, Aaron Russell, Michael Roach, Jeremy Firestone, Tracey Dalton, Bonnie J. McCay. Offshore Wind Projects and Fisheries: Conflict and Engagement in the United Kingdom and the United States, Oceanography, Volume 33, Number 4, 2020, Pages 38-47,

Jodie A. Haig, Snorre Bakke, Michael C. Bell, Isobel S. M. Bloor, Mike Cohen, Matthew Coleman, Samuel Dignan, Michel J. Kaiser, Julia R. Pantin, Michael Roach, Harriet Salomonsen, Oliver Tully, Reproductive traits and factors affecting the size at maturity of Cancer pagurus across Northern Europe, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Volume 73, Issue 10, November 2016, Pages 2572–2585,

Michael Roach, Mike Cohen, Rodney Forster, Andrew S Revill, Magnus Johnson, The effects of temporary exclusion of activity due to wind farm construction on a lobster (Homarus gammarus) fishery suggests a potential management approach, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Volume 75, Issue 4, July-August 2018, Pages 1416–1426,

East Coast Research Project Reports


Michael Roach & Mike Cohen. 2013. Shellfish Monitoring Report 2013 A study conducted for DONG Energy.

Michael Roach & Mike Cohen. 2015. Westermost Rough Fish & Shellfish Monitoring Report 2015 ; Including Comparison to Baseline Data 2013 A study conducted for DONG Energy.

Michael Roach & Mike Cohen. 2017. Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm Shellfish Survey 2017. 3–50 pp.

Rebecca Skirrow and Michael Roach. 2019. CEFAS Collaboration 2018: Assessment of the effectiveness of escape gaps implemented under the guidance of the NEIFCA Crustacea Conservation XXVIII Byelaw.

Colin Bannister. 2019. CEFAS Fisheries science Partnership; Bridlington Bay Lobster Fishery Project 2018.

Michael Roach. 2019. Westermost Rough Shellfish Monitoring Report 2019: Including Comparison to previous surveys in 2013, 2015 and 2017. A study conducted for Ørsted.

Michael Roach. 2020. Interaction between the Yorkshire coast static gear crustacean fishery and offshore wind energy development. University of Hull PhD Thesis, 181 pp.

Conference Presentations

ICES Annual Science Conference. Riga, Latvia: Does temporary closure of lobster (Homarus gammarus) grounds due to windfarm construction highlight a new approach to management of crustacean stocks? (Oral).

11th International Conference and Workshop on Lobsters. Portland, Maine. Wind Farmed Lobsters. (Oral).

Shellfish Association of Great Britain Annual Conference. London, UK. Are bigger lobsters better? The implications of changing minimum landing sizes with regards to the fecundity of the European Lobster (Homarus gammarus). (Poster)

Institute for Fisheries Management 49th annual conference. Hull, UK. The Holderness coast fishery – thriving or surviving? 


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