Download AEBR 130 Linking marine fisheries species to biogenic habitats in New Zealand: a review and synthesis of knowledge
Biogenic habitats include salt marshes, mangrove and kelp forests, seagrass and algal meadows, bryozoan fields, shellfish beds, and deep-sea corals. Many may provide key fisheries support functions, such as being fish nurseries. We assess what evidence exists for fisheries linkages, as well as for human-driven habitat degradation and loss. New research themes on fisheries-biogenic habitat linkages are suggested, so that habitat considerations can play a more central role in fisheries management.
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