Artificial Reefs in European Seas

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Antony Jensen, K. Collins, A.P. Lockwood
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 31, 2000 - Nature - 508 pages
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Artificial Reefs in European Seas focuses on artificial reef research in the Mediterranean and NE Atlantic. The book describes most of the long-term projects running in European seas, presents the legal and economic issues, and suggests future uses for artificial reefs in the European context.
Readership: Professionals working on or interested in the uses of artificial reefs for fishery management, coastal zone management, aquaculture and nature conservation. The case studies of reef research programmes make the book ideal for degree students studying topics in ecology, and fisheries and coastal management.
 

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Contents

1 Artificial Reefs off the Mediterranean Coast of Israel
1
A New Region for Artificial Habitats
21
3 Artificial Reefs in the Adriatic Sea
31
An Overview
65
A Case Study
75
Comparisons and Conclusions
97
7 Prediction of Benthic and Fish Colonization on the Fregene and other Mediterranean Artificial Reefs
113
8 The Loano Artificial Reef
129
17 An Artificial Reef Experiment off the Dutch Coast
289
18 Environmental Effects of Artificial Reefs in the Southern Baltic Pomeranian Bay
307
19 Employment of Artificial Reefs for Environmental Maintenance in the Gulf of Finland
319
20 Rigs to Reefs in the North Sea
331
21 Coal Ash for Artificial Habitats in Italy
343
22 Effects of Artificial Reef Design on Associated Fish Assemblages in the Cote Bleue Marine Park Mediterranean Sea France
365
23 The Potential Use of Artificial Reefs to Enhance Lobster Habitat
379
24 Physical Protection of the Seabed and Coast by Artificial Reefs
403

Protection and Enhancement of Coastal Zones
151
Analysis Assessments and Prospects
167
The Regulatory Framework
185
Evolution of Reef Block and Set Designs
195
Western Mediterranean Sea
219
14 Artificial Reefs of the Canary Islands
235
15 Portuguese Artificial Reefs
249
16 The Poole Bay Artificial Reef Project
263
25 Shipwrecks on the Dutch Continental Shelf as Artificial Reefs
419
Principles Criteria and Study Methods
435
27 Investing in Artificial Reefs
451
28 Legal Framework Governing Artificial Reefs in the European Union
469
29 Current Issues Relating to Artificial Reefs in European Seas
489
Index
501
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