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Faunas of
Artificial Reef


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Faunas of Artificial Reef

AFCD has been conducting underwater monitoring, including visual counts of fish number and species in the AR, since 1998 to assess their effectiveness in enhancing fisheries resources and marine habitats. Results from the surveys indicate that areas with ARs deployed support higher diversity and abundance of fish species as compared with the natural habitat. Over 220 species of fish, including high-valued species like groupers, breams, snappers and sweetlips, have also been found using ARs as feeding, sheltering, spawning and nursing grounds. Growths of attached fouling and associated invertebrates were also observed in the ARs.

Acanthopagrus schlegeli 3

Faunas of AR Species Recorded

Species Recorded

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