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Effects of ecosystem protection on scallop populations within a community‑led temperate marine reserve., Howarth L. et al.

Dive surveys between 2010 and 2013 found an increased abundance of juvenile scallops in the Lamlash Bay NTZ, which may be explained by greater spat settlement and/or survival in complex seabed habitats. Adult king scallop size, biomass and age was greater in the NTZ, while queen scallop populations were random.

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