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Cold-water coral habitats benefit adjacent fisheries along the Apulian margin (central Mediterranean)
- D’Onghia, Gianfranco, Sion, Letizia, Capezzuto, Francesca
- Fisheries research 2019 v.213 pp. 172-179
- corals, fauna, fisheries, fishery resources, governance, habitats, water
- This review highlights the beneficial influence of cold-water coral habitats and Bari canyon on the abundance of the bentho-pelagic fauna and demersal fisheries along the Apulian continental margin, between the South-western Adriatic and North-western Ionian (Central Mediterranean). Because of its fisheries' value, this geographic area deserves the implementation of a new Fisheries Restricted Area (FRA) for a better governance of the Apulian CWC grounds and related fishery resources.