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Title:

Fish in the shallows of NSW south coast estuaries: variability and diversity of fish communities and the development of biological indicators for sustainability and biodiversity

Project Number:

1997-204

Organisation:

University of Wollongong (UOW)

Principal Investigator:

Ron J. West

Project Status:

Completed

FRDC Expenditure:

$280,358.00

Program(s):

Environment

Final Report - 1997/204 - Fish in the shallows of NSW south coast estuaries: variability and diversity of fish communities and the development of biological indicators for sustainability and biodiversity

Final Report
ISBN:0-86418-739-4
ISSN:
Author(s):Ron West
Date Published:March 2001

Principal Investigator: R.J. West and M.V. Jones

Key Words:

Objectives

1. To examine variability in the diversity and abundance of fishes within and between selected estuaries, coastal lakes and lagoons in southern NSW, including fished and non-fished areas.

2. To provide the first set of comparative data for the south coast region of NSW on the recruitment intensity for a large selection of economically important estuarine fish species.

3. To investigate the usefulness of these data as indicators of biodiversity and sustainability, and possible inclusion as performance indicators in management of estuaries.

4. To provide a comprehensive set of environmental data relating to each sampling location, including water quality and habitat quality parameters.