Saudi Arabia Case Study: The Development of Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Coastline: Challenges Facing Sustainable Resource Use

Vanessa S. N. Robitzch Sierra, Alexander Kattan, Aislinn Dunne, Darren James Coker

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Abstract

Determined to advance toward a post-oil era, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is rapidly transforming its economy and social structures. The country is targeting new industries, investing in large-scale development projects, and opening its borders for tourism. Through these ambitious projects, the Kingdom envisions an economic and environmentally sustainable future independent of petroleum export. However, these plans also pose major challenges to terrestrial and marine ecosystems, particularly because much of this effort focuses on development along remote coastal regions with historically low human populations. Here, we present the historical use, current state, and future projections of coastal marine resources of the Saudi Arabian Red Sea. Focusing on fisheries, aquaculture, and tourism, we discuss the potential challenges and opportunities of increasing coastal developments in light of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChallenges in Tropical Coastal Zone Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages73-93
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9783031178795
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 17 2023

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