Applied fisheries and Aquaculture
The coastal zone is a big place: some 40% of the world’s population lives within 100 km of the sea and this zone is under increasing pressure. Sustainable development and management of coastal zone resources are vitally important to human well-being, to national economies and to the ecosystems on which we depend.
In simple spatial terms, the coastal zone is the interface between the land and the ocean. It comprises inshore waters below low-tide level, inter-tidal areas and tracts of land above high-tide level. It is an area of transition where terrestrial and marine environments interact, characterized by a complex web of interactions among people, resources and ecosystems. This is a functional aspect of the definition rather than a simple spatial relationship, which is critical to our understanding of how it should be managed.
The coastal zone environment that is of particular interest to us is represented by river deltas, mangrove swamps, salt marshes and estuaries where that land-water interface is gradual, extensive and seasonally varying.
The focus of the book is around the challenges people face in managing crops, aquaculture, fisheries and related ecosystems in inland areas of costal zones in the tropics. A priority issue that emerges from the case studies presented here is the impact of change on poor people whose livelihoods depend upon openaccess resources. Any development decision that aims at enhancing production from aquaculture and/or agriculture is likely to adversely affect access to and the productivity of these resources. Conflicts arise between different stakeholders and in this book we discuss the nature of these conflicts and identify what is known and not known about how to manage them. The book will therefore help planners, resources managers and donors to make better- informed investment decisions in connection with development of the coastal zone.
- An approach to Aquaculture Management.
- Aquaculture Products: quality, safety, marketing and trade.
- Current Status and Development Trends.
- Current Status of Aquaculture.
- Sustainable Development concept in Fisheries.
- Fisheries Management under Pressure.
- Status of development of the fishery and Seafood Processing Industry.
- Empowerment through Aquatic Products.
- Recent Scenario.
- Fish Handling Methods.