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Spatial and seasonal variation in demersal trawl fauna associated with a prawn fishery on the central Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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Watson, RA and Dredge, MLC and Mayer, DG, Spatial and seasonal variation in demersal trawl fauna associated with a prawn fishery on the central Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Australian Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research, 41, (1) pp. 65-77. ISSN 1323-1650 (1990) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

Ordination analysis differentiated a "nearshore' group of sites from a "midshelf' and an "inter-reef' group. The composition of "inter-reef' fauna remained strikingly uniform below the 40m depth contour regardless of proximity to coral reef formations. Classification of the samples also revealed weakly separated "wet' and "dry' season temporal groupings, with the former characterized by higher abundances of several "nearshore' species. -from Authors

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:prawn fishery; trawling; Australia, Great Barrier Reef
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Fisheries Management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Wild Caught
Objective Field:Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Author:Watson, RA (Professor Reginald Watson)
ID Code:84092
Year Published:1990
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2013-04-17
Last Modified:2013-04-17
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