A new biomass index for monitoring the impact of marine fish cage farming on the benthic environment was evaluated at seven commercial fish farms in the eastern Mediterranean. At each farm, stations near and further away from the cages were sampled for macrofauna and geochemical variables during July 2001, and March and October 2002. Benthic samples were sequentially sieved through 1.0 and 0.5mm mesh...
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