Coastal Environmental Degradation

Coastal Environmental Degradation :

The health of the marine environment has an important bearing on fisheries management and the allocation of access rights to fisheries resources. The implications of degraded marine ecosystems include a decline in resource productivity and also pose health risks to both fishers and consumers. Marine pollution and ineffective coastal area management impose significant external costs on coastal fisheries (mangrove destruction, construction of large dams, etc.) The degradation of the marine environment also requires a regional, or community-oriented, approach.