Artificial reefs habitat enhancement and increasing fisheries potential

Philipose, K K (1996) Artificial reefs habitat enhancement and increasing fisheries potential. CMFRI Bulletin-Artificial reefs and Seafarming technologies, 48. pp. 4-7.


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Artificial reefs are used throughout the world to increase the fisheries poter\tial of barren or relatively unproductive areas. Artificial reefs also act as effective fish attracting devices during certain times of the year. Reefs when properly located and structured not only concentrate fishes, but also increase the biological productivity of the area. Formation of rough rigid bottom habitat with artificial reefs of diverse materials increases the surface area necessary for fish food organisms. The reefs also often serve as spawning habitat and shelter for fishes and shellfishes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Artificial reefs; habitat enhancement; fisheries potential
Subjects: Marine Ecosystems
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 06:42
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:19

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