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Seafood recipes: balancing aquaculture development with coastal planning
Frankic, A.; Hershner, C.H. (2001). Seafood recipes: balancing aquaculture development with coastal planning, in: Burnell, G.M. et al. (Ed.) Aquaculture and its role in integrated coastal zone management: handbook of contributions and extended abstracts presented at the International Workshop on "Aquaculture and its role in Integrated Coastal Zone Management" Oostende, Belgium, April 19-21, 2001. pp. 83-100
In: Burnell, G.M. et al. (Ed.) (2001). Aquaculture and its role in integrated coastal zone management: handbook of contributions and extended abstracts presented at the International Workshop on "Aquaculture and its role in Integrated Coastal Zone Management" Oostende, Belgium, April 19-21, 2001. European Aquaculture Society/Flanders Marine Institute: Oostende. 145 pp., more

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  • Frankic, A.
  • Hershner, C.H.

Abstract
    There have been few empirical studies demonstrating how integrated coastal zone management could be implemented in a specific region. This project developed and tested a generic framework for comprehensive planning that includes environmental, social, and economic considerations on the island Cres in the Croatian Coastal Zone. The approach defines integrated coastal zone management and sustainable development in coastal regions, and develops an aquaculture siting protocol incorporating biological, geological, chemical, physical, and anthropological factors necessary for sustainable development. The generic framework ensures that planning decisions will be based on environmental concerns of the area. A prime principle of the approach is that any plan must work with the environmental limits for sustainable development. The project uses integrated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing technology to define existing environmental conditions, and identify resource limitations and constraints affecting aquaculture activities. Insufficiencies in the database that could hinder the full implementation of a comprehensive resource use plan were identified. The generic resource framework for sustainable development, planning and policy development establishes a base to which political, economic, and social considerations can be added. This integrated coastal system model is intended to guide the development of rational and integrated long-term social and economical policies for the continuing use of the coastal zone.

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