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Decline of the intertidal blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) stock at the coast of Lower Saxony (Wadden Sea) and influence of mussel fishery on the development of young mussel beds
Herlyn, M.; Millat, G. (2000). Decline of the intertidal blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) stock at the coast of Lower Saxony (Wadden Sea) and influence of mussel fishery on the development of young mussel beds, in: Liebezeit, G. et al. Life at Interfaces and Under Extreme Conditions: Proceedings of the 33rd European Marine Biology Symposium, Wilhelmshaven, Germany, 7-11 September 1998. Developments in Hydrobiology, 151: pp. 203-210. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4148-2_20
In: Liebezeit, G.; Dittmann, S.; Kröncke, I. (Ed.) (2000). Life at Interfaces and Under Extreme Conditions: Proceedings of the 33rd European Marine Biology Symposium, Wilhelmshaven, Germany, 7-11 September 1998. Developments in Hydrobiology, 151. Springer Science+Business Media: Dordrecht. ISBN 978-0-7923-6468-9; e-ISBN 978-94-011-4148-2. VII, 210 pp. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4148-2, more
In: Dumont, H.J. (Ed.) Developments in Hydrobiology. Kluwer Academic/Springer: The Hague; London; Boston; Dordrecht. ISSN 0167-8418, more
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Herlyn, M.; Millat, G. (2000). Decline of the intertidal blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) stock at the coast of Lower Saxony (Wadden Sea) and influence of mussel fishery on the development of young mussel beds. Hydrobiologia 426: 203-210. https://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1003922629403, more

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Keywords
    Fisheries > Shellfish fisheries > Mollusc fisheries > Mussel fisheries
    Stocks > Depleted stocks
    Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
    ANE, Wadden Sea [Marine Regions]
    Marine/Coastal

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  • Herlyn, M.
  • Millat, G., correspondent

Abstract
    Since the middle of the 1980s, the intertidal blue mussel stock has decreased on the coast of Lower Saxony. In spring 1996, the remaining mussel beds covered an area of 1.7 km² with a total fresh weight of about 1000 t. This is equivalent to a loss of nearly 95% of the mussel bed area and 98% of the biomass compared with 1989-91. In autumn 1995, a comparison between fished and non-fished young intertidal mussel beds at sites of former mature beds was carried out in the Lower Saxonian Wadden Sea: most of the investigated fished young mussel beds and bed areas disappeared completely or were next to extinction after seed mussel fishery happened. In contrast to this development, the non-fished beds and bed areas remained.

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