Seagrass Meadows Support World’s Biggest Fisheries

Seagrass meadows support world’s biggest fisheries as scientific research has offered the premiere quantitative global proof of the important role that Seagrass meadows play.  The study sanctioned ‘Seagrass meadows support global fisheries production’ provides proof that the fifth of the world’s biggest fisheries, such as Atlantic Cod and Walleye Pollock are dependent on wholesome Seagrass meadows. The study also signifies the pervasiveness of Seagrass associated fishing worldwide and sustenance of agriculture.

The study, executed in alliance with Dr. Leanne Cullen-Unsworth at Cardiff University and Dr. Lina Mtwana Nordlund at Stockholm University, signifies for the first time that seagrasses should be nurtured and sustained to maintain and increase their role in global fisheries production.

Dr. Cullen-Unsworth said that the abyss that persists between coastal preservation and fisheries management requires to be permeating to increase the prospect of Seagrass meadows sustaining fisheries so that they can go on sustaining human wellbeing.

Seagrasses are marine flowering plants that configure substantial meadows in shallow seas on the entire continent except Antarctica. Seagrasses are dispersed wetlands to about 60m depth in clear waters causes Seagrass meadows an undeniably credulous fishing habitat.

Dr. Unsworth said that Seagrass meadows sustain worldwide fisheries productivity by offering nursery domain for commercial fish stocks such as tiger prawns, conch, Atlantic cod and white spotted spinefoot. The authors also elucidate how the seagrasses sustain the fisheries in adjoining and deep water habitats by generating deep water natural environment by generating extensive fishery habitat rich in fauna, and by providing trophic support to adjoining fisheries.

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