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Convergent signs of degradation in both the capacity and the quality of an essential fish habitat: state of the Seine estuary (France) flatfish nurseries
Le Pape, O.; Gilliers, C.; Rioual, P.; Morin, J.; Amara, R.; Désaunay, Y. (2007). Convergent signs of degradation in both the capacity and the quality of an essential fish habitat: state of the Seine estuary (France) flatfish nurseries. Hydrobiologia 588(1): 225-229. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-007-0665-y
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: Berlin. ISSN 0018-8158, more
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  • Le Pape, O.; Gilliers, C.; Rioual, P.; Morin, J.; Amara, R.; Désaunay, Y. (2007). Convergent signs of degradation in both the capacity and the quality of an essential fish habitat: state of the Seine estuary (France) flatfish nurseries, in: Lafite, R. et al. (Ed.) (2007). Consequences of estuarine management on hydrodynamics and ecological functioning: ECSA 38th Symposium - Rouen 2004 Co-organisation Seine-Aval Programme and ECSA. Hydrobiologia, 588: pp. 225-229, more

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Keywords
    Anthropogenic effects; Juveniles; Nursery grounds; ANE, France, Seine Estuary [gazetteer]; Marine

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  • Le Pape, O.
  • Gilliers, C.
  • Rioual, P.
  • Morin, J.
  • Amara, R.
  • Désaunay, Y.

Abstract
    The Bay of Seine is a potentially important nursery ground, especially for flatfish. This area, however, is also strongly anthropogenically influenced. A composite approach was chosen to compare the flatfish nursery function of the Seine estuary with other coastal and estuarine areas and to determine the impact of anthropogenic disturbances. It emerges that alteration of the nursery function in the Seine estuary is related to the loss of nursery habitat and to a lower quality of the residual surfaces. These observations stressed the importance of habitat destruction and decreased quality of remaining habitat for fish stocks renewal.

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