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Large Marine Ecosystems of the Indian Ocean: Assessment, Sustainability, and Management

Ed. by K. Sherman, E. Okemwa, and M. Ntiba

Blackwell Science, Inc., Cambridge, MA. 1998. 394 p.


Part One: Assessment and Sustainability of Large Marine Ecosystems


Chapter 1

Assessment, Sustainability, and Monitoring of Coastal Ecosystems: An Ecological Perspective - by K. Sherman


Chapter 2

Trawl Survey Strategies and Applications for Assessing the Changing State of Fish Communities in Large Marine Ecosystems - by M. J. Ntiba


Chapter 3

Strategy and Application for Sampling Large Marine Ecosystems with the Continuous Plankton Recorder and Undulating Oceanographic Recorder/Aquashuttle - by  R. Williams and J.A. Lindley


Chapter 4

An Overview of the Status of Marine Pollution in the East African Region - by C. M. Nguta


Chapter 5

Application of the Large Marine Ecosystem Concept to the Somali Current - by E. N. Okemwa


Part Two: Pelagic Ecosystems


Chapter 6

Coastal Upwelling and Other Processes Regulating Ecosystem Productivity and Fish Production in the Western Indian Ocean - by A. Bakun, C. Roy, and S. Lluch-Cota


Chapter 7

Seasonal Fluctuations in Plankton Biomass and Productivity in the Ecosystems of the Somali Current, Gulf of Aden, and Southern Red Sea - by M. A. Baars, P. H. Schalk, and M. J.W. Veldhuis


Chapter 8

Role of Oceanic Fronts in Promoting Productivity in the Southern Indian Ocean - by H. B. Menon


Chapter 9

Mean Monthly Sea-Level Variation and Its Relation to Large-Scale Ocean Circulation in the Southwest Indian Ocean - by S. Ragoonaden


Chapter 10

Spiny Lobsters in the Indian Ocean: Speciation in Relation to Oceanographic Ecosystems - by D. E. Pollock


Chapter 11

Spatial-Temporal Structure of Indian Ocean Ecosystems: A Large-Scale Approach - by S.A. Piontkovski


Part Three: Case Studies


Chapter 12

The Role of Estuaries in Large Marine Ecosystems: Examples from the Natal Coast, South Africa - by J. Andrew, G. Cooper, T.D. Harrison, and A.E.L. Ramm


Chapter 13

Fisheries Resources of Zanzibar: Problems and Recommendations - by C. A. Muhando and N.S. Jiddawi


Chapter 14

The Agulhas Current Ecosystem with Particular Reference to Dispersal of Fish Larvae - by L. E. Beckley


Chapter 15

The Red Sea as an Extension of the Indian Ocean - by A. Getahun


Chapter 16

Status and Future of the St. Lucia Lake System, a Large Estuary of the Southwestern Indian Ocean - by A. T. Forbes and D. P. Cyrus


Chapter 17

Biologic Production and Fishery Potential of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India - by B. N. Desai and R. M. S. Bhargava


Part Four: Management and Governance


Chapter 18

Implications of Agenda 21 of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development on Marine Resources in East Africa with Particular Reference to Kenya and Tanzania - by G. M.Mailu


Chapter 19

Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystem and Related Issues - by L. M. Alexander


Chapter 20

Legal Constraints and Options for Total Ecosystem Management of Large Marine Ecosystems - by E. Somers


Chapter 21

Application of Integrated Environmental Management Toward Solving the Problems Affecting the Tana River Delta and Its Linkage with the Somali Current Ecosystem - by P. A. Raal and L. Barwell


Chapter 22

Marine Conservation Areas in Kenya - by S. D. M. Weru


Chapter 23

Indian Ocean Large Marine Ecosystems: Need for National and Regional Framework for Conservation and Sustainable Development - by S.M. Dwivedi and A.K. Choubey


Chapter 24

Regional Stewardship for Sustainable Marine Resources Management in the Bay of Bengal - by H. b. A. Ahmad, L. Ahmed, A. Atapattu, S. Chullasorn, Y. P. Lui,  M. H. Maniku,  D. J. Nickerson, J. Pimoljinda, T. H. Purwaka, S. Saeed, E. Soetopo,  Suseno, and Y.S. Yadava


Chapter 25

Summary and Recommendations - by E. N. Okemwa, M. J. Ntiba, and K. Sherman