Species richness, abundance and biomass data for assessing fish spillover from Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas

Date 2020-06
Author(s) Harmelin-Vivien MireilleORCID1, Le Diréach Laurence2, Bayle-Sempere JustORCID3, Charbonnel Eric4, García-Charton José AntonioORCID5, Ody Denis6, Pérez-Ruzafa AngelORCID5, Reñones OlgaORCID7, Sánchez-Jerez PabloORCID3, Valle Perez Carlos3
Affiliation(s) 1 : Aix Marseille Université, Université de Toulon, CNRS, IRD, Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO) UM 110, F-13288, Marseille
2 : GIS Posidonie, OSU Institut Pythéas, Aix-Marseille Université, Campus de Luminy, F-13288 Marseille
3 : Departamento de Ciencias del Mar y Biología Aplicada, Edificio Ciencias V., Universidad de Alicante, POB 99, 03080 Alicante, Spain
4 : Parc Marin de la Côte Bleue, Observatoire, BP 42, 13620 Carry-le-Rouet, France
5 : Departamento de Ecología e Hidrología, Universidad de Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, 30100 Murcia, Spain
6 : WWF-France, 6 rue des Fabres, 13001 Marseille, France
7 : Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares, Apdo. 291, 07080 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
DOI 10.17882/74396
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) fishes, species richness, abundance, biomass, underwater visual counts, exportation, marine protected areas, Mediterranean Sea
Abstract

This dataset gathers total species richness, total abundance and total biomass of fishes recorded in six Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas in summer by underwater visual censuses performed on rocky areas at varying distances from the core of the MPA. Belt transects (25 x 5 m) were run parallel to the coast between 6 and 12 m depth, except in Tabarca Posidonia beds (50 x 5 m). Additionally, reduced fish species richness, abundance and biomass excluding zooplanktivorous fish species (Atherinidae, Clupeidae, Centracanthidae, Engraulidae, Pomacentridae, and the Sparidae Boops boops) were given as their fluctuating abundance and aggregative behavior may mask the effect of protection.

Location of the 6 Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas

Licence CC-BY
Acknowledgments This work was developed in the framework of the EC Project BIOMEX (QLRT-2001-0891), WP2. We thank the support of the coordinator Serge Planes, the BIOMEX group and the staffs of the six MPAs investigated. We are grateful to Aitor Forcada and Mikel Zabala for assistance in fieldwork in Tabarca and Medes, respectively, to Thomas Schohn for MPAs location map, to Javier Ferrer for underwater picture from Cabo de Palos, and to Pierre Cresson for data base advice.
Data
File Size Format Processing Access
Banyuls 68 KB XLS, XLSX Quality controlled data Open access
Cabo de Palos 64 KB XLS, XLSX Quality controlled data Open access
Cabrera 85 KB XLS, XLSX Quality controlled data Open access
Carry le Rouet 69 KB XLS, XLSX Quality controlled data Open access
Medes 57 KB XLS, XLSX Quality controlled data Open access
Tabarca-Posidonia 87 KB XLS, XLSX Quality controlled data Open access
Tabarca-Rock 59 KB XLS, XLSX Quality controlled data Open access
Legends of metadata 74 KB PDF Open access
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Harmelin-Vivien Mireille, Le Diréach Laurence, Bayle-Sempere Just, Charbonnel Eric, García-Charton José Antonio, Ody Denis, Pérez-Ruzafa Angel, Reñones Olga, Sánchez-Jerez Pablo, Valle Perez Carlos (2020). Species richness, abundance and biomass data for assessing fish spillover from Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/74396


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Harmelin-Vivien Mireille, Le Diréach Laurence, Bayle-Sempere Just, Charbonnel Eric, García-Charton José Antonio, Ody Denis, Pérez-Ruzafa Angel, Reñones Olga, Sánchez-Jerez Pablo, Valle Carlos (2008). Gradients of abundance and biomass across reserve boundaries in six Mediterranean marine protected areas: Evidence of fish spillover? Biological Conservation, 141(7), 1829-1839. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2008.04.029