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Trends in the inshore marine community of the east and south UK coast: 1970s to present. - MF1107

Description
Summary Objective
Assess trends in species and community indicators and evaluate the effects of environmental parameters and human activities on those indicators using data on the abundance and distribution of young fish, shellfish and epibenthos in inshore habitats, collected by Cefas since the 1970s as part of the “Young Fish Survey”.

Key Customer Purpose
Assess how the status of inshore habitats has been affected by anthropogenic changes, including climate change, to the coastal environment. Provide insights into changes in the abundance and distribution of commercial and non-commercial species that can be used as indicators of ecosystem health. This is important for the management of the relevant species, and can also inform discussions on the ecological status of these areas and future activities that could be permitted in them.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : MF1107 Final Report: Trends in the inshore marine community of the east and south UK coast: 1970s to present   (1140k)
• ANX - Annex : MF1107 Final Report Annex 1: Trends in the inshore marine community of the east and south UK coast: 1970s to present   (2500k)
• ANX - Annex : MF1107 Final Report Annex 2: Trends in the inshore marine community of the east and south UK coast: 1970s to present   (2151k)
• ANX - Annex : MF1107 Final Report_5A: Trends in the inshore marine community of the east and south UK coast: 1970s to present   (49k)
• TPS - Two Page Summary : MF1107 Two Page Summary: Can 40 years of young fish data help us to identify changes in inshore marine ecosystems?   (270k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2009

To: 2011

Cost: £105,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
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Fields of Study
Marine Fisheries