Recovery in rubble fields: long-term impacts of blast fishing.

@article{Fox2003RecoveryIR,
  title={Recovery in rubble fields: long-term impacts of blast fishing.},
  author={Helen E. Fox and Jos S. Pet and Rokhmin Dahuri and Roy L. Caldwell},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2003},
  volume={46 8},
  pages={1024-31}
}
This paper presents initial results from a study of factors that inhibit or enhance hard coral recovery in rubble fields created by blast fishing in Komodo National Park and Bunaken National Park, Indonesia. Within nine sites monitored since 1998, there was no significant natural recovery. Levels of potential source coral larvae were assessed with settlement tiles in the rubble fields and in nearby high coral cover sites. Rubble movement was measured and shown to be detrimental to small… CONTINUE READING
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