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Chronic fishing disturbance has changed shelf sea benthic community structure
Summary 1. Bottom fishing using towed nets and dredges is one of the most widespread sources of physical disturbance to the continental shelf seas throughout the world. Previous studies suggestExpand
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Benefits of closed area protection for a population of scallops
Despite the current interest in using closed areas for fisheries management, few studies have actually examined the benefits for invertebrate fisheries such as scallops. This study details theExpand
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Impact of scallop dredging on benthic megafauna: a comparison of damage levels in captured and non-captured organisms
The impact of scallop dredging on benthic megafauna was assessed by direct observation of damage, both in the bycatch and in organisms encountering dredges but not captured. Damage was assessed usingExpand
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Population dynamics and predictions in the Isle of Man fishery for the great scallop, Pecten maximus L.
There has been a fishery for the great scallop, Pecten maximus, around the Isle of Man, since 1937. Research up to the end of the 1980s suggested that these scallop stocks were in continuous decline.Expand
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Biological control of fouling in suspended scallop cultivation.
Abstract Fouling of scallop shells and cultivation nets by living organisms is costly to remove and can reduce scallop growth. Here we investigate biological control of fouling in suspended scallop (Expand
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Chapter 19 The European scallop fisheries for Pecten maximus, aequipecten opercularis and mimachlamys varia
Publisher Summary This chapter discusses the biology of European scallop fisheries for Pecten maximus, Aequipecten opercularis, and Mimachlamys varia. P. maximus occurs on bottoms of clean firm sand,Expand
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The effect of dredge capture on the escape response of the great scallop, Pecten maximus (L.): implications for the survival of undersized discards
The effect of simulated dredge capture on the swimming escape response of the great scallop, Pecten maximus, was assessed in order to determine the potential for mortality in undersized discards.Expand
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Can shell scars on dog cockles (Glycymeris glycymeris L.) be used as an indicator of fishing disturbance
Abstract The use of shell damage records as an in situ indicator of past fishing disturbance was investigated using the dog cockle Glycymeris glycymeris L. Shell sections of dog cockles collectedExpand
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Effects of long-term physical disturbance by commercial scallop fishing on subtidal epifaunal assemblages and habitats
Abstract This paper examines spatial differences in the distribution of by-catch assemblages from the scallop [Pecten maximus (L.) and Aequipecten opercularis (L.)] fishing grounds in the North IrishExpand
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