Marine and bio-resources in the Indian Ocean Rim Association

SOURCE: The Blue Economy Handbook of the Indian Ocean Region
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Obi, D.O.Okeyo, T.Simelane
SOURCE EDITOR(S): V.N.Attri, N.Bohler-Muller
KEYWORDS: BLUE ECONOMY, MARINE ECOSYSTEMS, OCEAN
DEPARTMENT: African Institute of South Africa (AISA)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10480

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Abstract

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.