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The impacts of sea-level rise on the coastal fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems of Cameroon (Central Africa)
Gabche, C.E.; Youmbi, T.J.; Angwe, C.A. (2000). The impacts of sea-level rise on the coastal fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems of Cameroon (Central Africa), in: Flemming, B.W. et al. (Ed.) Muddy coast dynamics and resource management. Proceedings in Marine Science, 2: pp. 221-236
In: Flemming, B.W.; Delafontaine, M.T.; Liebezeit, G. (Ed.) (2000). Muddy coast dynamics and resource management. Proceedings in Marine Science, 2. Elsevier: Amsterdam. ISBN 0-444-50464-8. 294 pp., more
In: Proceedings in Marine Science. Elsevier: Tokyo; Oxford; New York; Amsterdam; Singapore; Lausanne; Shannon. ISSN 1568-2692, more
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    VLIZ: Dynamical Oceanography [6353]

Keyword
    Marine

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  • Gabche, C.E., more
  • Youmbi, T.J.
  • Angwe, C.A.

Abstract
    Sea-level rise (SLR), in association with the topography of low-lying coastal areas, their hydrology, sedimentology, natural dynamics, and anthropogenic interactions, will profoundly affect the coastal zone of Cameroon in the new century. Anticipated impacts of SLR on species abundance, distribution, and diversity in the wetlands and aquatic ecosystems are highlighted, focusing on fish and plant species. Such impact assessments are based on time series (1970-1990) of fisheries resource production, projected demands (1990-2010), and economic value as well as the aquatic ecosystems at risks in case of SLR. As an example, the artisanal fisheries resources within three fishing camps highly vulnerable to SLR are evaluated with respect to several SLR scenarios. Adaptive measures and policies are suggested to combat these effects, thereby reducing possible socio-economic and cultural losses in the region.

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