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Nutrient levels and macro-algal outbreaks in Fiji’s coastal water

Mosley, L. and Aalbersberg, William G.L. (2005) Nutrient levels and macro-algal outbreaks in Fiji’s coastal water. [Professional and Technical Reports]

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The Fiji Islands are surrounded by numerous fringing coral reefs which are an extremely important natural resource, valuable as local fishery areas, tourist attractions, and for protection of the coastline from the damaging effects of waves. Over recent years, there has been increased development of the coastline in Fiji which has lead to pressure on the surrounding reefs. Degradation of reefs has been observed as the result of factors such as increased erosion on land and siltation of reefs, water pollution, overfishing, and coral harvesting. ‘Natural’ events such as coral bleaching and crown of thorn starfish infestations have also episodically affected Fiji’s reefs (Zann 1994).

Item Type: Professional and Technical Reports
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coral,Pollution,Eutrophication,Waste water,Coastal zone management,Effluents,Sewage,Natural System,External Threats & Opportunities
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > Institute of Applied Science
Depositing User: Ms Niumai Kavoa
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2005 22:12
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2013 04:23

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