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Are young sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax L. (Teleostei : Pisces) adapted to mussel cultures?

Laffaille, Pascal and Lefeuvre, Jean-Claude and Thorin, Sébastien and Feunteun, Eric Are young sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax L. (Teleostei : Pisces) adapted to mussel cultures? (2001) Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK (JMBA), vol. 81 (n° 2). pp. 363-364. ISSN 0025-3154

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315401003940

Abstract

In Mont Saint-Michel Bay, one of the most abundant food items in young sea bass diets was Mytilus edulis. This invertebrate is an abundant cultured bivalve in many coastal systems and it is known to be in direct trophic competition with the natural food items of sea bass. This study shows that mussel culture can play the role of a nursery area, providing food for young opportunistic fish. Quantification of these interactions appears to be of a major importance in order to enable sustainable management of coastal areas.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Cambridge University Press (CUP). The definitive version is available on Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK (JMBA) website : http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=77383
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Other partners > Université de Rennes 1 (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Pascal LAFFAILLE

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