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Marine Fisheries - CHPP: Threats to Habitat

Marine Fisheries

Threats to Habitat

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Threat Categories *
Physical Habitat Loss or Degradation
Dredging (navigation channels, marinas, basins) X X X X X X
Marinas/Docks/Piers X X X X X  
Channelization/Ditching/Filling X     X    
Flow Regulation/Obstruction X          
Bottom-Disturbing Fishing Gear X X X   X X
Shoreline Hardening X   X X X  
Beach Nourishment X       X X
Infrastructure X     X
Mining Operations X       X X
Water Quality Degradation
Nutrient Enrichment and Oxygen Depletion X X X   X X
Toxic Chemical Contamination X X X   X X
Excessive Turbidity/Sedmimentation X X X   X X
Bacterial Contamination X X        
Other Threats
Natural Events X X
Boating Activity     X X    
Marine Debris X         X
Introduced or Nuisance Species X X X X    
Disease   X X      

Cumulative Impacts

* Notes: The activities listed are not always a threat to coastal fish habitat; they can become a threat at certain times, locations, durations, and/or intensities. The list is not comprehensive and includes threats associated with both natural and human-caused problems. Threats are not listed in order of importance.

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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