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The Santos Beaches Recovery Program

Sewage discharge from illegal drainage pipes caused pervasive coastal and water pollution in the city of Santos, Brazil. Erosion of the local tourist industry then caused a deep recession in the 1970s.


Announcement: Brave New Ocean Webcast March 3, 2006

Dr. Jeremy Jackson, one of the most prominent marine ecologists in the world, will discuss the state of the world's oceans based on his research on coral reefs, marine  fisheries, and coastal and marine ecosystems


Government-supported, village-based management of marine resources in Vanuatu

Effectively monitoring and managing small, multi-species, multi-method nearshore fisheries along conventional western lines has generally failed in developing countries (e.g. Smith, 1991)1, including those in Oceania. Despite several decades of effort, participants in the l988 SPC Workshop on Inshore Fisheries Resources concluded that there were "few, if any, Pacific Island inshore fisheries which are currently managed."


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