Effects of harvesting on subtidal kelp forests (Lessonia trabeculata) in Central Chile

Alejandro Pérez-Matus, Bryan Bularz, Miriam Fernández, Evie Wieters & María Dulce Subida
The systematic degradation of marine ecosystems is a global phenomenon that has important and diverse consequences including biodiversity loss and reduced ecosystem service provisions. In temperate regions, subtidal kelp forests are dominant ecosystems in rocky coasts, subjected to the influence of local-scale stressors and regional environmental variation. For example, kelps within the Humboldt Current System are at risk of degradation from live-harvesting by fisheries. However, limited information exists regarding the long-term consequences of kelp harvesting...
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