Framework for the Planning and Coastal Management of the Concepcion, San Vicente and Coronel Bays, Chile

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by Gonzalo A. Cid, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile,
Rubén C. Muñoz, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile,
Víctor A. Gallardo, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: The Management of Coastal Lagoons and Enclosed Bays

Abstract: During recent years, coastal area degradation in the Biobio Region, especially in the enclosed bays and estuaries, have been monumental. At this time, the progressive loss of resources, habitats, biodiversity and quality of life in the region are the principal issues in coastal marine affairs. This paper presents an evaluation of the regions natural resources, the economic activities giving rise to conflictive uses of these resources, and a general framework for the management of the region.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Frames | Bays | Developing countries | Resource management | Natural resources | Chemical degradation | Estuaries | Chile | South America

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