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Peel Harvey Estuary: Fish and the fishery

Potter, I.C., Lenanton, R., Loneragan, N., Chrystal, P. and Manning, R. (1984) Peel Harvey Estuary: Fish and the fishery. In: Hodgkin, E.P. (ed.). Potential for the Management of the Peel Harvey Estuary: proceedings of the Peel-Harvey Study Symposium held at the University of Western Australia, 28 - 29 November 1983, Perth, Western Australia pp. 211-217.

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The initial work on the fish fauna and the blue manna crab in the Peel-Harvey estuarine system, which commenced in April 1979, was aimed at elucidating the patterns of distribution, abundance and growth of the different species. At the same time, the data on the commercial fish catches for the last 40 years were subjected to detailed analysis to ascertain whether any changes in catch during the 1970s could be related to the increased growth of macroalgae. More recent work has focussed on determining whether Nodularia has an effect on the fish fauna either through inducing changes in behaviour or by causing mortality.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Publisher: Department of Conservation and Environment, Bulletin no. 160
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