Title Artificial enhancement of sea-forest for reducing the Isoyake degree along the north coast of China
Authers Jianting YAO, Hongtao JIANG and Delin DUAN
Keywords sea-forest, artificial reef; colonization
Citation Bull. Fish. Res. Agen. No.32, 19-24, 2010
Abstract
Sea-forest plays an important role in offshore biological production, remediating marine ecological environment and recruitments of fishery resources, etc. With the influence of marine environment, over exploration, global climate change, sea-forest resources are seriously reduced in the northern coast of China. Artificial reefs play important roles in retorting the sea-forest and coastal ecosystem. From 2006, the local government initiated projects with input of about 160 M RMB for artificial reef construction for the enhancement of shallow natural resources and for Isoyake alleviation along the coast of Shandong Peninsula (Weihai, Yantai, Rongcheng, Qingdao etc). With establishment of ten artificial reef sites for the sea-forest enhancements, they aim to construct 3000 ht sea-forests along the local coast areas, and the economic and ecological effects of artificial reef were evaluated ideal after the construction. Here, the present situation of artificial reef construction was summarized and introduced, and existed problems were either pointed out. In addition, the implementation of artificial reef and the continuous development were discussed, either the assessments of effects of artificial enhancement were mentioned.
URI http://www.fra.affrc.go.jp/bulletin/bull/bull32/19-24.pdf