Effects of fish farm waste on Posidonia oceanica meadows: Synthesis and provisión of monitoring and management tools

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dc.contributor.author Holmer, M.
dc.contributor.author Argyrou, M.
dc.contributor.author Dalsgaard, T.
dc.contributor.author Danovaro, R.
dc.contributor.author Diaz-Almela, E.
dc.contributor.author Duarte, C.M.
dc.contributor.author Frederiksen, M.
dc.contributor.author Grau, A.
dc.contributor.author Karakassis, I.
dc.contributor.author Marbà, N.
dc.contributor.author Mirto, S.
dc.contributor.author Pusceddu, A.
dc.contributor.author Tsapakis, M.
dc.contributor.author Pérez, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-11T09:15:56Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/150425
dc.description.abstract [eng] This paper provides a synthesis of the EU project MedVeg addressing the fate of nutrients released from fish farming in the Mediterranean with particular focus on the endemic seagrass Posidonia oceanica habitat. The objectives were to identify the main drivers of seagrass decline linked to fish farming and to provide sensitive indicators of environmental change, which can be used for monitoring purposes. The sedimentation of waste particles in the farm vicinities emerges as the main driver of benthic deterioration, such as accumulation of organic matter, sediment anoxia as well as seagrass decline. The effects of fish farming on P. oceanica meadows are diverse and complex and detected through various metrics and indicators. A safety distance of 400 m is suggested for management of P. oceanica near fish farms followed by establishment of permanent seagrass plots revisited annually for monitoring the health of the meadows.
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dc.relation.isformatof Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.05.020
dc.relation.ispartof Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2008, vol. 56, num. 9, p. 1618-1629
dc.subject.classification 57 - Biologia
dc.subject.classification Medi ambient
dc.subject.other 57 - Biological sciences in general
dc.subject.other Environment
dc.title Effects of fish farm waste on Posidonia oceanica meadows: Synthesis and provisión of monitoring and management tools
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dc.date.updated 2019-12-11T09:15:56Z
dc.date.embargoEndDate info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2026-12-31
dc.embargo 2026-12-31
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.05.020


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