Artificial reefs and fisheries exploitation : a review of the ‘ attraction versus production ’ debate , the influence of design and its significance for policy

@inproceedings{Pickering1999ArtificialRA,
  title={Artificial reefs and fisheries exploitation : a review of the ‘ attraction versus production ’ debate , the influence of design and its significance for policy},
  author={Helen Pickering and David Whitmarsh},
  year={1999}
}
Amidst the growing volume of published research on artificial reefs, one of the key questions concerns their potential for enhancing production over and above merely serving to attract and concentrate fish at specific sites. This paper reviews the ‘attraction versus production’ debate, highlighting the key role of design in determining a reef’s effectiveness. Though some studies have apparently demonstrated that artificial reefs are capable of acting as production enhancers, others have not… CONTINUE READING
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