Coastal Zone Management in Todos Santos Bay, Baja California, Mexico

by Luis Clemente Jiménez Pérez, Secretaria de Marina, Esenada, Mexico,
Fernando Molina Peralta, Secretaria de Marina, Esenada, Mexico,
Esperanza Nuñez Fernández, Secretaria de Marina, Esenada, Mexico,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Management in Mexico: the Baja California Experience


Todos Santos Bay was a relatively low impacted ecosystem by human activities until 1970's decade; however, the recent accelerated industrial and population growth of the city of Ensenada is threatening marine communities. Approximately 50,000 m3 of waste waters are discharged into the coastal zone every day. Results of a permanent monitoring program indicated that municipal and fisheries waste waters were the main pollution factors. The occurrence of important damage to beach water quality, benthic, planktonic, fish populations have been reported.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Bays | Developing countries | Municipal wastewater | Fish management | Water quality | Economic factors | Industries | California | United States | Mexico

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