Marine and bio-resources in the Indian Ocean Rim Association
: The Blue Economy Handbook of the Indian Ocean Region OUTPUT TYPE
: Chapter in Monograph PUBLICATION YEAR
: A.Obi, D.O.Okeyo, T.SimelaneSOURCE EDITOR(S)
: V.N.Attri, N.Bohler-MullerKEYWORDS
: BLUE ECONOMY
, MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
: African Institute of South Africa (AISA)
: HSRC Library: shelf number 10480
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This chapter explores the importance of the marine eco-system and bio-resources for integration of the oceans into mainstream Indian Ocean Rim Association member countries. It addresses the need to strike a balance between development linked to the Blue economy and sustainable use of bio-resources, which includes conservation of marine biodiversity, sustainable fishing, eco-tourism and the protection of ocean ecosystems from pollution the future. Particular attention is paid to the human impact on bio-resources, the related question of sea ethic, and how the utilization of marine resources can be regulated for the benefit of all stakeholders. The chapter also examines the impact of climate change on bio-resources within IORA.