Plant-Fish

Plant-Fish - about fish and vegetation

Ett gäddyngel gömmer sig i ålgräset. Foto: Ulf Bergström

Coastal manager’s struggle globally both with declining stocks of large predatory fish and decreases in "foundation species"; the submerged vegetation that forms the basis for many coastal ecosystems. The Baltic Sea Centre has been part of the project Plant-Fish since 2014, which has examined the functional role of vegetation and predatory fish in shallow Baltic Sea bays.

Ankare på botten i en grund vik. Foto: Joakim Hansen

Fish habitats degraded by recreational boating

In a new scientific article, researchers show that small boat marinas have a clear impact on the vegetation on the seabed. The study also shows that this vegetation is very important for recruitment of several coastal fish species, including perch and pike.

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About the project Plant-Fish

The Baltic Sea Centre has been part of the project Plant-Fish since 2014, which has examined the functional role of vegetation and predatory fish in shallow Baltic Sea bays. Now results are coming in.

Facts Plant-Fish

Plant-Fish is a co-operation between researchers at the Baltic Sea Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, University of Groningen, AquaBiota and the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences at Stockholms University. The project is financed by the Swedish research council FORMAS.

Project period: 2014-2018

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Små abborrar, Foto: Joakim Hansen

 

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