Limit the number of fishing vessels
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Fishing can impact subtidal benthic invertebrates through species removal or habitat damage from fishing gear coming into contact with the seabed (Collie et al. 2000). The number of fishing vessels could be limited to reduce fishing effort in an area (Huan & Chuang 2010), thereby potentially reducing the impact on the seabed, the amount of unwanted catch, and overall threat to subtidal benthic invertebrates.
Collie J.S., Hall S.J., Kaiser M.J. & Poiner I.R. (2000) A quantitative analysis of fishing impacts on shelf‐sea benthos. Journal of Animal Ecology, 69, 785–798.
Huang H. W. & Chuang C. T. (2010). Fishing capacity management in Taiwan: Experiences and prospects. Marine Policy, 34, 70–76.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Subtidal Benthic Invertebrate Conservation