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The southern Mexican states on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico produce approximately 85% of the total national oil production. The region has also attracted attention due its important economic influence in terms of fisheries, aquaculture and agriculture, and for its ecosystem diversity. The...
The cost of explosive severance operations associated with decommissioning offshore structures is estimated based on 139 service jobs performed by DEMEX Division, TEI Construction Services, Inc., over a 4-year period in the Gulf of Mexico, 1999–2002. There are no published reports or systematic...
Natural and cultural characteristics at seaward boundaries of residential lots are examined to identify ways of making these boundaries more naturally functioning. Field data on lot size, house size, type and location of the seaward-most vertical structure, and window height are compared with...
In this article, we analyze a change in the role of federal institutions in charge of managing Mexican fisheries during the mid-1990s. During 30 years, the fishery policy in Mexico began by promoting an accelerated fishing effort. This worked through 1981, when the country recorded its highest...
In 1995, in response to the distressed condition of the British fishing industry, the House of Lords held a series of hearings on “Fish Stock Conservation and Management.” Lord Perry of Walton posed the straightforward question of why regulation was not succeeding: If one takes all the...
Coastal and ocean environments worldwide are coming under increasing pressure from resource development. In some cases, integrated coastal zone management programs have been successfully adopted. However, with the collapse of offshore fisheries and competition among industries for use of the...
In this paper, we address the implications of changing social-ecological feedback links for a sustainable management of coastal regions applying an ecosystem management perspective. This case study focuses on user patterns of fish resources in the Central Baltic Sea archipelago consisting of...
Changes in natural cover and land use within the Ceuta coastal lagoon system, Mexico, were assessed using multitemporal analysis of Landsat imagery. Global trends of change and the effects of the recent establishment of the shrimp aquaculture industry on the natural cover were examined. On two...
Managed realignment is viewed as a sustainable flood defence strategy by practitioners as it provides environmental and economic benefits in light of potential global climate change. However, in many cases social barriers are in existence, with public perception and attitudes towards this...
Geo-information technology can be useful in Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). The benefits lie in the fact that geo-information technology can process large amounts of spatial data and can integrate different types and sources of data. The general aim of this paper is to demonstrate...
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