Estuarine Fishery Resources and Physical Estuarine Modifications: Some Suggestions for Impact Assessment

  • S. B. Saila
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 11)


A review of economically important fishery resources which are estuarine dependent in some life history stage is given and the potential value of these resources is considered. Some physical changes and consequences of estuarine modifications are categorized. Major probable fisheries impacts are described with some indication of tolerance by various life history stages.

Examples of analytical procedures designed to assess fisheries impacts of estuarine modification are presented and discussed. The advantages, disadvantages and limitations of certain procedures are pointed out.

A field experiment to determine ecological effects of an estuarine modification is outlined. It is suggested that well designed field experiments based on quantitative statistical design criteria can yield ecologically and statistically significant information about the effect of physical modifications on estuarine fisheries.


Striped Bass Life History Stage Yellow Perch Fishery Resource White Perch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. B. Saila
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  1. 1.Graduate School of OceanographyUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA

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