Restoring Coastal Ecosystems from Fisheries and Aquaculture Impacts

M. B. Gaspar*, Susana Carvalho, Joao Curdia, M. N. dos Santos, P. Vasconcelos

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The present chapter provides a brief review of the main impacts on coastal marine ecosystems resulting from fisheries and aquaculture activities. It covers a wide range of topics, including habitat degradation, fragmentation, and loss; changes in biodiversity, food webs, and trophic interactions; loss of genetic diversity; and spread of parasites and diseases. A number of worldwide case studies on mitigation measures are presented, providing examples of best practices aiming to reduce impacts on coastal marine environments. Several restoration initiatives are also described based on selected case studies. Finally, the importance of restoration methods, as ecohydrology, based on a holistic approach to manage ecosystems and revert degradation, is highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEcohydrology and Restoration
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780080878850
ISBN (Print)9780123747112
StatePublished - Mar 6 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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