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Large Marine Ecosystems of the Indian Ocean: Assessment, Sustainability and Management

Series: Large Marine Ecosystems Series Volume: 7

Edited By: Kenneth Sherman, Ezekiel N Okemwa and Micheni J Ntiba

394 pages, Illus, figs, tabs, maps


Paperback | Dec 1998 | #72452 | ISBN: 0632043180
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Describes the conditions of marine resources of the large marine ecosystems of the Indian Ocean. The potentials for economic growth through the development of coastal tourism, mariculture, fisheries, mineral extraction, and oil and gas production are examined by the authors in relation to the need for ensuring the long-term sustainability of marine resources.


Acknowledgments.Preface.Background And Focus.Contributors.Editor's Note.Part I: Assessment And Sustainability Of Large Marine Ecosystems1. Assessment, Sustainability, And Monitoring Of Coastal Ecosystems: An Ecological Perspective2. Trawl Survey Strategies And Applications For Assessing The Changing State Of Fish Communities In Large Marine Ecosystems3. Ecosystems With The Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) And Undulating Oceanographic Recorder (UOR)/Aquashuttle4. An Overview Of The Status Of Marine Pollution In The East African Region5. Application Of The Large Marine Ecosystem Concept To The Somali CurrentPart II: Pelagic Ecosystems6. Coastal Upwelling And Other Processes Regulating Ecosystem Productivity And Fish Production In The Western Indian Ocean7. Seasonal Fluctuations In Plankton Biomass And Productivity In The Ecosystems Of The Somali Current, Gulf Of Aden, And Southern Red Sea8. Role Of Oceanic Fronts In Promoting Productivity In The Southern Indian Ocean9. Mean Monthly Sea-Level Variation And Its Relation To Large-Scale Ocean Circulation In The Southwest Indian Ocean10. Spiny Lobsters In The Indian Ocean: Speciation In Relation To Oceanographic Ecosystems11. Spatial-Temporal Structure Of Indian Ocean Ecosystems: A Large Scale ApproachPart III: Case Studies12. The Role Of Estuaries In Large Marine Ecosystems: Examples From The Natal Coast, South Africa13. Fisheries Resources Of Zanzibar: Problems And Recommendations14. The Agulhas Current Ecosystem With Particular Reference To Dispersal Of Fish Larvae15. The Red Sea As An "Extension" Of The Indian Ocean16.The Status And Future Of The St Lucia Lake System: A Large Estuary Of The Southwestern Indian Ocean17. Biological Production And Fishery Potential Of The Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Of IndiaPart IV: Management and Governance.18. Implications Of Agenda 21 Of UNCED On Marine Resources In East Africa With Particular Reference To Kenya And Tanzania19. Somalia Current Large Marine Ecosystem And Related Issues20. Legal Constraints And Options For Total Ecosystem Management Of Large Marine Ecosystems21. Application Of Integrated Environmental Management Toward Solving The Problems Affecting The Tana River Delta And Its Linkage With The Somali Current Ecosystem22. Marine Conservation Areas In Kenya23. Indian Ocean Large Marine Ecosystems: Need For National And Regional Framework For Conservation And Sustainable Development24. Regional Stewardship For Sustainable Marine Resources Management In The Bay Of Bengal25. Summary And RecommendationsIndex.

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