Photographic evidence of fish assemblage in artificial reef site of Palk Bay - an implication for marine resource management

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M.V. Ramana Murthy
Ramesh Chatragadda
T. Shanmugaraj
Koushik Sadhukhan


In 2021, a reef restoration programme was introduced to the selected sites of Palk Bay to improve coral nurseries and assist with the establishment of artificial reefs by implementing local coral transplantation. To monitor the growth and survival of transplanted corals, numerous fish assemblages have been observed in restoration sites which are positive sign of reef recovery and also enrich marine resources in Palk Bay. Photographic evidence of the fish assemblages were collected during surveys and detailed observations have been discussed in the present paper. 

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