Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 39 (1) March 2011
The Patagonian scallop fishing grounds in shelf break frontal areas: the non assessed benthic fraction.
In this study, a Picard dredge was used to sample the benthic community in shelf break frontal areas off Argentina in order to detect species that could be sensitive to fishing activities but are not usually caught during the annual monitoring of Patagonian scallop and associated fauna. The present results show at least 62 taxa not reported previously as components of the benthos in the scallop grounds that are potentially subjected to trawling disturbance.
Author: María de los Ángeles Sánchez, Diego Giberto, Laura Schejter & Claudia Bremec

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