Sustainable Developmental Planning in Ecologically Sensitive Dahanu Region on the West Coast of India
India has a coast line of 12 700 km with identified maritime areas of 452 000 km2 (shelf to 200 m depth) and 2 015 000 km2 (exclusive economic zone). The coast has 357 000 ha of mangroves and also coral reefs. The average annual marine catch of fish during 1991–1993 is 2.462 million t and the decadal growth rate is 68%. Marine fish resources support the economic activities of 2–3% of working population in coastal districts of India. There as 11 marine protected areas covering an area of 276 042 ha and 4 regional priority sites in the open seas and coastal regions.
KeywordsBiomass Phytoplankton Expense Pyramid Chloro
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