Zonation among demersal fishes of Southeast Asia: the Southwest shelf of Indonesia

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Abstract

A study of the distributions of 675 species from the JETINDOFISH surveys of the southwest coast of Indonesia indicates that approximately two-thirds of the species occur in shallow waters and taper off abruptly in abundance below 100 - 120 m. This fish assemblage overlies an assemblage of species from older families which extend from a few hundred meters to various shallow depths. The latter assemblage is generally ubiquitous with respect to the 100 - 120 m depth range. It is unlikely that commercial fishing below 100 m would threaten the bulk of the fish stocks available to small-scale fishermen above this depth. However, the geographic, economic, social and political situation would make it extremely difficult to enforce depth-limited trawl fishing in Southeast Asia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Zone: Proceedings of the Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages1011-1022
Number of pages12
Volume2
Editionpt2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventCoastal Zone '89: Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management - Charleston, SC, USA
Duration: Jul 11 1989Jul 14 1989

Other

OtherCoastal Zone '89: Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management
CityCharleston, SC, USA
Period7/11/897/14/89

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Ocean Engineering

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    McManus, J. (1989). Zonation among demersal fishes of Southeast Asia: the Southwest shelf of Indonesia. In Coastal Zone: Proceedings of the Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management (pt2 ed., Vol. 2, pp. 1011-1022). Publ by ASCE.