Research Papers/Topics in Coastal Zone Management

Aspects Of The Structure And Sustainability Of The Fisheries In The Cross River Estuary Of Nigeria-The Role Of Community-Based Management

ABSTRACTThis study focused on aspects of the structure and sustainability of the fisheries in the Cross River estuary with a view to addressing the unsustainable fishing activities in the Cross River estuary. The physicochemical characteristics of water were analyzed in order to determine the quality of water and health status of fishes in the study area. These included surface temperature, pH, DO, turbidity, salinity, alkalinity, phosphate and nitrates. The catch rates and catch composition ...

Assessment Of Shoreline Morphological Changes In Brass (Niger-Delta, Nigeria)

ABSTRACT Assessment of shoreline morphological changes provides information about the historical, present and future shoreline positions. Such information is essential to coastal planning and managing natural coastal environments and human communities. Oil exporting facilities which are vital to the economy of Nigeria are located on the Okpoama- Brass shoreline in the Niger delta. The shoreline experiences morphological changes caused by natural and anthropogenic factors. Recent studies...

Assessment of Beach Litter at the Sakumono and La Pleasure Beaches

ABSTRACT Ghana faces a major challenge when it comes to waste management, especially in the urban areas. Population growth even makes the situation more exacerbated in the coastal urban areas. Most of the waste that is generated and lost inland end up in the coastal and marine environment when the rains fall and wash the solid wastes downstream. Some of the waste is also produced on the beaches by revelers when they use the beaches for tourist and entertainment purposes. This study ...