Chapter 15. Benthic Communities, Ecosystems and Fisheries

  1. Andy Payne,
  2. John Cotter and
  3. Ted Potter
  1. Hubert L. Rees1,
  2. Jim R. Ellis4,
  3. Keith Hiscock2,3,
  4. Sîan E. Boyd1 and
  5. Michaela Schratzberger4

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302653.ch15

Advances in Fisheries Science: 50 years on from Beverton and Holt

Advances in Fisheries Science: 50 years on from Beverton and Holt

How to Cite

Rees, H. L., Ellis, J. R., Hiscock, K., Boyd, S. E. and Schratzberger, M. (2008) Benthic Communities, Ecosystems and Fisheries, in Advances in Fisheries Science: 50 years on from Beverton and Holt (eds A. Payne, J. Cotter and T. Potter), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302653.ch15

Editor Information

  1. Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Remembrance Avenue, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex CM0 8HA, UK

  2. 2

    Marine Biological Association of the UK

  3. 3

    The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth Devon, PL1 2PB UK

  4. 4

    Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170833

Online ISBN: 9781444302653

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Keywords:

  • benthic communities, ecosystems and fisheries;
  • epifauna;
  • fish–benthos interactions;
  • macrofauna and meiofauna;
  • benthic organism categories;
  • role of benthic communities;
  • macroscale distribution in benthic communities;
  • biogenic habitats for spawning;
  • threatened benthic habitats

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Categories of Benthic Organisms

  • The Role of Benthic Communities

  • Macroscale Distribution in Benthic Communities

  • Interactions between Benthic Communities and Fish

  • Mapping Marine Habitats and Communities

  • Microbial Communities and Processes

  • Threatened Benthic Habitats

  • References