Skip to main content

Management of Infralittoral Habitats: Towards a Seascape Scale Approach

  • Chapter
  • First Online:
Underwater Seascapes

Abstract

This study highlighted that the management of coastal fish assemblages still requires to upgrade and involve not only the approach of controlling catches but also in addition the management of all the essential habitats frequented during the different stages in the life cycle of these species. On the basis of a specific case study, the nurseries of the Sparidae fishes of the genus Diplodus (white seabream) in the area of the Calanques National Park (Marseilles; north-western Mediterranean), the present article proposes a conceptual scheme to guide coastal managers in following a seascape scale approach while using the tools they dispose of. This case study furthermore enables us to make practical recommendations applicable to the statutory and contractual management of the whole of the Mediterranean coastal zone.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this chapter

eBook
USD 16.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Purchases are for personal use only

Institutional subscriptions

Similar content being viewed by others

References

  • Abesamis RA, Russ GR, Alcala AC (2006) Gradients of abundance of fish across no-take marine reserve boundaries: evidence from Philippine coral reefs. Aquat Conservat Mar Freshwat Ecosyst 16(4):349–371. doi:10.1002/aqc.730

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • August PV (1983) The role of habitat complexity and heterogeneity in structuring tropical mammal communities. Ecology 64(6):1495–1507

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Basterretxea G, Jordi A, Catalan IA, Sabates A (2012) Model-based assessment of local-scale fish larval connectivity in a network of marine protected areas. Fish Oceanogr 21(4):291–306. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2419.2012.00625.x

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Beck MW, Heck KL, Able KW, Childers DL, Eggleston DB, Gillanders BM, Halpern B, Hays CG, Hoshino K, Minello TJ, Orth RJ, Sheridan PF, Weinstein MP (2001) The identification, conservation, and management of estuarine and marine nurseries for fish and invertebrates. BioScience 51(8):633–641

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Bussotti S, Guidetti P (2010) Timing and habitat preferences for settlement of juvenile fishes in the marine protected area of Torre Guaceto (south-eastern Italy, Adriatic Sea). Ital J Zool 78(2):243–254. doi:10.1080/11250001003774652

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Chapman M (1995) Aggregation of the littorinid snail Littorina unifasciata in New South Wales, Australia. Mar Ecol-Prog Ser 126:191–202. doi:10.3354/meps126191

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Cheminée A (2002) Appui à l’inscription de sites mahorais sur la liste de Ramsar. Maîtrise, Université Aix-Marseille III, Marseille

    Google Scholar 

  • Cheminée A (2012) Ecological functions, transformations and management of infralittoral rocky habitats from the North-western Mediterranean: the case of fish (Teleostei) nursery habitats. PhD thesis, University of Nice, Nice

    Google Scholar 

  • Cheminée A, Francour P, Harmelin-Vivien M (2011) Assessment of Diplodus spp. (Sparidae) nursery grounds along the rocky shore of Marseilles (France, NW Mediterranean). Scientia Marina 75(1):181–188

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Cheminée A, Sala E, Pastor J, Bodilis P, Thiriet P, Mangialajo L, Cottalorda J-M, Francour P (2013) Nursery value of Cystoseira forests for Mediterranean rocky reef fishes. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 442(C):70–79. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2013.02.003

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Cheminée A, Merigot B, Vanderklift M, Meier P, Francour P (under review) Does loss of habitat complexity alter fish recruitment? Results from the Caulerpa taxifolia invasion in the Mediterranean sea. Biological Invasions

    Google Scholar 

  • Coll J, Linde M, García-Rubies A, Riera F, Grau AM (2004) Spear fishing in the Balearic Islands (west central Mediterranean): species affected and catch evolution during the period 1975–2001. Fish Res 70(1):97–111. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2004.05.004

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Coll M, Piroddi C, Steenbeek J, Kaschner K, Ben Rais Lasram F, Aguzzi J, Ballesteros E, Bianchi CN, Corbera J, Dailianis T, Danovaro R, Estrada M, Froglia C, Galil BS, Gasol JM, Gertwagen R, Gil J, Guilhaumon F, Kesner-Reyes K, Kitsos M-S, Koukouras A, Lampadariou N, Laxamana E, López-Fé de la Cuadra CM, Lotze HK, Martin D, Mouillot D, Oro D, Raicevich S, Rius-Barile J, Saiz-Salinas JI, San Vicente C, Somot S, Templado J, Turon X, Vafidis D, Villanueva R, Voultsiadou E (2010) The biodiversity of the Mediterranean sea: estimates, patterns, and threats. PLoS ONE 5(8):e11842. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011842

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  • Cowen R, Gawarkiewicz G, Pineda J, Thorrold S, Werner F (2007) Population connectivity in marine systems: An overview. Oceanography 20(3):14–21

    Google Scholar 

  • Di Franco A, Gillanders BM, De Benedetto G, Pennetta A, De Leo GA, Guidetti P (2012) Dispersal patterns of coastal fish: implications for designing networks of marine protected areas. PLoS ONE 7 (2):e31681. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031681

    Google Scholar 

  • Direction de l’Agriculture de Mayotte, Carex Environnement, ARVAM, WWF (2002) Volet 4 du Plan de Gestion du Lagon de Mayotte: Appui au classement RAMSAR de certaines zones humides

    Google Scholar 

  • DREAL_PACA (2012) Carte Carmen—ENVIRONNEMENT, INDUSTRIE et RISQUES en région PACA. http://carmen.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/25/environnement.map. Accessed 06 Feb 2012

  • Francour P, Harmelin J-G, Pollard D, Sartoretto S (2001) A review of marine protected areas in the northwestern Mediterranean region: siting, usage, zonation and management. Aquat Conservat Mar Freshwat Ecosyst 11(3):155–188

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Gabrié C, Eynaudi A, Cheminée A (2007) Les récifs coralliens protégés de l’outre-mer français. Ifrecor, Ministères en charge de l’environnement et de l’Outre-mer: 104p

    Google Scholar 

  • Garcia-Rubies A, Macpherson E (1995) Substrate use and temporal pattern of recruitment in juvenile fishes of the mediterranean littoral. Mar Biol 124(1):35–42

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Gillanders BM, Able KW, Brown JA, Eggleston DB, Sheridan PF (2003) Evidence of connectivity between juvenile and adult habitats for mobile marine fauna: an important component of nurseries. Mar Ecol Progr Series 247:281–295. doi:10.3354/meps247281

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • GIP_Calanques (2012) Groupement d’Intérêts Public des Calanques de Marseille à Cassis. http://www.gipcalanques.fr/racine/accueil. Accessed 06 Feb 2012

  • Goni R, Adlerstein S, Alvarez-Berastegui D, Forcada A, Renones O, Criquet G, Polti S, Cadiou G, Valle C, Lenfant P, Bonhomme P, Perez-Ruzafa A, Sanchez-Lizaso JL, Garcia-Charton JA, Bernard G, Stelzenmuller V, Planes S (2008) Spillover from six western Mediterranean marine protected areas: evidence from artisanal fisheries. Mar Ecol-Prog Ser 366:159–174. doi:10.3354/meps07532

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Google_Inc. (2013) Google Earth 6.1.0.5001. http://www.google.fr/intl/fr/earth/index.html. Last accessed 1 Sept 2013

  • Grüss A, Kaplan DM, Guénette S, Roberts CM, Botsford LW (2011) Consequences of adult and juvenile movement for marine protected areas. Biol Conserv 144(2):692–702. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2010.12.015

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Guidetti P (2000) Differences among fish assemblages associated with nearshore Posidonia oceanica seagrass beds, rocky–algal reefs and unvegetated sand habitats in the Adriatic sea. Estuar Coast Shelf Sci 50(4):515–529. doi:10.1006/ecss.1999.0584

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Guidetti P, Vierucci E, Bussotti S (2008) Differences in escape response of fish in protected and fished Mediterranean rocky reefs. J Mar Biol Assoc U K 88(03):625–627. doi:10.1017/S0025315408000933

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Harmelin-Vivien ML, Harmelin JG, Leboulleux V (1995) Microhabitat requirements for settlement of juvenile Sparid fishes on Mediterranean rocky shores. Hydrobiologia 301:309–320

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • INEA, CNRS, EPHE, IRD, Gil-Cros S (2009) Application du concept de solidarité écologique dans les Parcs nationaux—Tome 2: Approche opérationnelle—rencontre des Parcs nationaux

    Google Scholar 

  • Koenig CC, Coleman FC, Grimes CB, Fitzhugh GR, Scanlon KM, Gledhill CT, Grace M (2000) Protection of fish spawning habitat for the conservation of warm-temperate reef-fish fisheries of shelf-edge reefs of Florida. Bull Mar Sci 66(3):593–616

    Google Scholar 

  • Levins R (1969) Some demographic and genetic consequences of environmental heterogeneity for biological control. Bull Entomol Soc Am 15:237–240

    Google Scholar 

  • MacArthur RH, Wilson EO (1967) The theory of island biogeography. Princeton Univ Press

    Google Scholar 

  • MacPherson E (1998) Ontogenetic shifts in habitat use and aggregation in juvenile sparid fishes. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 220(1):127–150

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • MEDDTL, MAAPRAT, IGN, BRGM (2012) Géoportail. http://www.geoportail.fr/index.do. Accessed 06 Feb 2012

  • Meinesz A, Javel F, Longepierre S, Vaugelas Jd, Garcia D (2006) Inventaire et impact des aménagements gagnés sur le domaine marin—côtes méditerranéennes françaises. www.medam.org. Accessed 06 Feb 2012

  • Mumby PJ (2006) Connectivity of reef fish between mangroves and coral reefs: algorithms for the design of marine reserves at seascape scales. Biol Conserv 128(2):215–222. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2005.09.042

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Pittman S, Kneib R, Simenstad C (2011) Practicing coastal seascape ecology. Mar Ecol Progr Series 427:187–190. doi:10.3354/meps09139

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Sala E, Boudouresque CF, Harmelin-Vivien M (1998) Fishing, trophic cascades, and the structure of algal assemblages: evaluation of an old but untested paradigm. Oikos 82(3):425–439

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Thompson J, Cheylan M, Delanoë O (2009) Des fondements scientifiques pour le concept de solidarité écologique. INEA, CNRS, EPHE, IRD, Selarl Gis-ros

    Google Scholar 

  • Troll C (1939) Luftbildplan and okologische bodenforschung. Zeitschraft der Gesellschaft fur Erdkunde Zu Berlin 241–298

    Google Scholar 

  • Vigliola L, Harmelin-Vivien M (2001) Post-settlement ontogeny in three Mediterranean reef fish species of the genus Diplodus. Bull Mar Sci 68(2):271–286

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Acknowledgements

This article was inspired by numerous discussions during the Séminaire scientifique et Technique “Paysages sous-marins” in Brest in March 2011. The authors wish to thank the organisers of the seminar, in particular Olivier Musard and the Agence des Aires Marines Protégées. Thanks are also addressed to Alessandra Accornero-Picon, Anne-Laure Clément and the other members of the GIP/PN des Calanques for their constructive comments and suggestions. This paper is part of the Ph.D. thesis work of A.C. and of the research projects FOREFISH and CIRCE. These projects have received funding from the Fondation Total, the Pôle Mer PACA and the Agence de l’Eau Rhône-Méditerranée-Corse.

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Adrien Cheminée .

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Annexe 1 Nurseries of Diplodus spp. within the Calanques National Park—zoning, sectors (cf. Fig. 11.4) and corresponding coastline (meters)—It is specified for each nursery whether its identification is based solely on the interpretation of aerial photographs (O) or whether it was confirmed in situ by a ‘ground truth’ survey (T)

Annexe 1 Nurseries of Diplodus spp. within the Calanques National Park—zoning, sectors (cf. Fig. 11.4) and corresponding coastline (meters)—It is specified for each nursery whether its identification is based solely on the interpretation of aerial photographs (O) or whether it was confirmed in situ by a ‘ground truth’ survey (T)

Nursery (local name)

Park zone

Park sector

Aerial photo (O) or survey (T)

Coastline (m)

Port de Malmousque

AMA

Bay of Marseille

T

113

Quai des Légionnaires

AMA

Bay of Marseille

T

84

Plage des Légionnaires

AMA

Bay of Marseille

O

31

Plage Cadière

AMA

Bay of Marseille

O

28

Anse aux Cuivres bis

AMA

Bay of Marseille

T

14

Anse aux Cuivres

AMA

Bay of Marseille

T

49

Plage Station marine

AMA

Bay of Marseille

T

26

Anse de Maldormé

AMA

Bay of Marseille

T

50

Plage du Prophète

AMA

Bay of Marseille

T

93

Base de loisirs du Roucas blanc

AMA

Bay of Marseille

O

481

Prado-Plage du Grand Roucas

AMA

Bay of Marseille

O

37

Prado-Plage de David

AMA

Bay of Marseille

O

43

Prado-Plage de l’Huveaune

AMA

Bay of Marseille

O

51

Prado-Plage Borély

AMA

Bay of Marseille

O

177

Prado-Plage Bonneveine

AMA

Bay of Marseille

O

64

Plage Vieille Chapelle

AMA

Bay of Marseille

O

118

Plage de la Pointe Rouge

AMA

Bay of Marseille

O

428

Montredon-Anse des Phocéens et Piscine

AMA

Bay of Marseille

T

184

Montredon-Anse des Sablettes sud et nord

AMA

Bay of Marseille

T

219

Montredon-Verrerie sud et nord

AMA

Bay of Marseille

T

188

Montredon-La Madrague plage

AMA

Bay of Marseille

T

124

Port de la Madrague

AMA

Bay of Marseille

T

181

Frioul-port de pomègues

AMA

Frioul archipelago

O

122

Frioul-calanque de la Crine

AMA

Frioul archipelago

T

94

Frioul-plage pompiers

AMA

Frioul archipelago

O

50

Frioul-calanque Morgiret

AMA

Frioul archipelago

O

136

Frioul-calanque du Berger

AMA

Frioul archipelago

O

10

Frioul-Eoube

AMA

Frioul archipelago

O

64

Frioul-calanque de Ratonneau

AMA

Frioul archipelago

O

28

Frioul-calanque de St-Estève

AMA

Frioul archipelago

T

133

Frioul-plage des Pilotes

AMA

Frioul archipelago

O

19

Frioul-port

AMA

Frioul archipelago

O

513

Samena

Cœur

Bay of Marseille

T

22

Mauvais Pas

Cœur

Bay of Marseille

T

53

Escalette

Cœur

Bay of Marseille

T

75

Blanche

Cœur

Bay of Marseille

T

11

Port des Goudes

Cœur

Bay of Marseille

T

437

Maronaise

Cœur

Bay of Marseille

T

35

Baie des Singes (port)

Cœur

Calanques coast

T

94

Maire Est

Cœur

Calanques coast

T

27

Callelongue entrée

Cœur

Calanques coast

T

15

Callelongue interne

Cœur

Calanques coast

T

144

Monasterio plage

Cœur

Calanques coast

T

44

Mounine

Cœur

Calanques coast

T

12

Marseilleveyre

Cœur

Calanques coast

T

105

Queyrons

Cœur

Calanques coast

T

36

Podestat

Cœur

Calanques coast

T

37

Sormiou

Cœur

Calanques coast

T

316

Morgiou

Cœur

Calanques coast

T

396

Sugiton

Cœur

Calanques coast

T

79

Pierres tombées

Cœur

Calanques coast

T

206

Envau

Cœur

Calanques coast

T

67

Port-Pin

Cœur

Calanques coast

T

65

Port-Miou

Cœur

Calanques coast

O

982

Baie de Cassis-plage Bestouan

AMA

Cassis Bay

O

34

Cassis Bay-portion du port

AMA

Cassis Bay

O

100

Cassis Bay-Plage du Corton

AMA

Cassis Bay

O

208

Cassis Bay-Anse de l’Arene

AMA

Cassis Bay

O

565

Falaises de Soubeyrannes

Cœur

Cap Canaille-Bec Aigle

O

427

Figuerolles

Cœur

Cap Canaille-Bec Aigle

O

66

Petit Mugel

Cœur

Cap Canaille-Bec Aigle

T

105

Grand Mugel

Cœur

Cap Canaille-Bec Aigle

T

109

Ile verte

Cœur

Cap Canaille-Bec Aigle

T

111

La Ciotat Bay -Plage de la Clinique

AMA

La Ciotat Bay

O

98

La Ciotat Bay-Port des Capucins

AMA

La Ciotat Bay

O

193

La Ciotat Bay-Plage des Capucins

AMA

La Ciotat Bay

O

64

La Ciotat Bay-Plages de Villa des Tours

AMA

La Ciotat Bay

O

60

La Ciotat Bay-Plage Lumière

AMA

La Ciotat Bay

O

16

La Ciotat Bay-Port de St Jean

AMA

La Ciotat Bay

O

271

La Ciotat Bay-Plage d’Arène Cros

AMA

La Ciotat Bay

O

61

La Ciotat Bay-Le Liouquet

AMA

La Ciotat Bay

O

92

La Ciotat Bay-Plage du Liouquet

AMA

La Ciotat Bay

O

356

La Ciotat Bay-Le Galand

AMA

La Ciotat Bay

O

131

Baie des Lecques-plage du Nouveau port

AMA

Les Lecques Bay

O

82

Les Lecques Bay-Vieux port des Lecques

AMA

Les Lecques Bay

O

291

Les Lecques Bay-plage La Madrague

AMA

Les Lecques Bay

O

95

Les Lecques Bay-plage Anatole Ducros

AMA

Les Lecques Bay

O

76

Total nurseries coastline (meters)

   

10821

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

Copyright information

© 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland

About this chapter

Cite this chapter

Cheminée, A., Feunteun, E., Clerici, S., Cousin, B., Francour, P. (2014). Management of Infralittoral Habitats: Towards a Seascape Scale Approach. In: Musard, O., Le Dû-Blayo, L., Francour, P., Beurier, JP., Feunteun, E., Talassinos, L. (eds) Underwater Seascapes. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03440-9_11

Download citation

Publish with us

Policies and ethics