Fishing impact on deep Mediterranean rocky habitats as revealed by ROV investigation

@article{Bo2014FishingIO,
  title={Fishing impact on deep Mediterranean rocky habitats as revealed by ROV investigation},
  author={M. Bo and S. Bava and S. Canese and M. Angiolillo and R. Cattaneo-Vietti and G. Bavestrello},
  journal={Biological Conservation},
  year={2014},
  volume={171},
  pages={167-176}
}
Abstract Deep-water fishing activities are impacting deep-water habitats worldwide, yet the extent of the damage caused is mainly unseen and not quantified. We used Remotely Operated Vehicle surveys to assess the extent of fishing impacts on rocky substrata on four offshore banks between 70 and 280 m depth in the Mediterranean Sea. Video analysis of the abundance and diversity of megafauna revealed communities dominated by arborescent cnidarian passive suspension feeders at all studied depth… Expand
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