The Influence of Fisheries Exclusion and Addition of Hard Substrata on Fish and Crustaceans

Book Chapter

Title: The Influence of Fisheries Exclusion and Addition of Hard Substrata on Fish and Crustaceans
Publication Date:
January 01, 2014
Book Title: Humanity and the Sea: Marine Renewable Energy Technology and Environmental Interactions
Chapter: 5
Pages: 49-60
Publisher: Springer
Receptor:

Document Access

Website: External Link

Citation

Wilhelmsson, D.; Langhamer, O. (2014). The Influence of Fisheries Exclusion and Addition of Hard Substrata on Fish and Crustaceans. Humanity and the Sea: Marine Renewable Energy Technology and Environmental Interactions (pp. 49-60). Springer.
Abstract: 

Offshore renewable energy development (ORED) could induce local ecological changes and put species assemblages of conservation interest at risk. If well planned and coordinated, however, ORED could be beneficial to the local subsurface marine environment in several aspects. Acknowledging the scale of ORED, there is increasing interest in the opportunities offered by the resulting changes in fishing patterns, such as exclusion or limi-tation of bottom trawling, in wind and wave farms. Areas encompassing several square kilometres may in some important aspects resemble Marine Protected Areas, and wind and wave-energy foundations and other associated structures can function as artificial reef modules and enhance the local abundance of marine organisms, including commercially important fish and crustaceans. It is also possible that floating offshore energy devices can function as fish aggregation devices for pelagic fish. Here, the potential influence of off-shore wind and wave farms on fish and commercially important crustaceans is described, mentioning the uncertainties with regard to positive and negative effects on benthic and pelagic assemblages and specific species.

 

This is a chapter from Humanity and the Sea: Marine Renewable Energy Technology and Environmental Interactions.

Find Tethys on InstagramFind Tethys on FacebookFind Tethys on Twitter
 
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.