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Title: Impact of sea-cage fish farms on intertidal macrobenthic assemblages
Authors: Boyra, A.
Nascimento, F. J A
Tuya, F. 
Sanchez-Jerez, P.
Haroun, R. J. 
UNESCO Clasification: 251092 Acuicultura marina
3105 Peces y fauna silvestre
Keywords: Seagrass Posidonia-Oceanica
Cessation
Community
Growth
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: 0025-3154
Journal: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 
Abstract: The influence of two sea-cage fish farms at Gran Canaria Island (Canary Islands, central east Atlantic Ocean) on the intertidal macrobenthic assemblages was studied. Two controls and two impact locations were established at each farm. The composition and coverage of the macrobenthic assemblages were surveyed every three months using image processing analyses. Significant dissimilarities were found between control and impact locations at both sea-cage fish farms. The presence of: (1) algal species tolerant to pollution (Caulerpa racemosa and Corallina elongata); and (2) filter-feeding fauna (Anemonia sulcata) at impact locations, indicate that the fish farming activity is causing an effect on the surrounding intertidal macrobenthic assemblages of both sea-cage fish farms.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/49625
ISSN: 0025-3154
DOI: 10.1017/S0025315404009713h
Source: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom [ISSN 0025-3154], v. 84, p. 665-668
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