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Corals, Fishermen and Tourists

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Kunzmann, A.
Journal: NAGA, WorldFish Center Quarterly
Volume: 27
Date: 2004
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3132
Sector: New Commons
Subject(s): coral reefs
Abstract: "Two major anthropogenic activities that disturb coral reefs are fishing and tourism, even though coral reefs are important for both fishing and tourism. Already more than 60 per cent of all reefs worldwide are endangered. The use of explosives and poison by small-scale fishers, to supply the market for live fish for aquariums and for human consumption, cause irreversible damages to reefs. Similarly, rapid and unmanaged coastal development for marine tourism negatively affects coral reefs in many ways. Though marine parks and marine protected areas are being promoted all over the world, developing countries need assistance in establishing and assessing such reserves and for taking appropriate actions for rehabilitation of reefs. These can be accomplished through partnership projects."

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