Seagrasses, Fish, and Fisheries

  • Bronwyn M. Gillanders


Seagrass meadows have extremely high primary and secondary productivity and support a great abundance and diversity of fish and invertebrates. A number of commercially and recreationally important species (including both fish and invertebrates) have been linked to seagrass at some stage of their life cycle, although few such species use seagrass throughout their life. Non-commercial species within seagrass may be an important food source for commercial species (forming trophic linkages). In addition, some species that do not inhabit seagrass may derive benefit from seagrass by way of exported seagrass detritus or resident/transient species that move out of seagrass (some of these topics are dealt with elsewhere in this volume: e.g. Heck and Orth, Chapter 22, Kenworthy et al., Chapter 25 and Bell et al., Chapter 26).


Blue Crab Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Seagrass Meadow Seagrass Habitat Pink Shrimp 
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  • Bronwyn M. Gillanders
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  1. 1.Southern Seas Ecology Laboratories, Darling Building DP418, School of Earth and Environmental SciencesUniversity of AdelaideAustralia

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