The flat, hot calm of an afternoon on the Philippine Sea is broken by an ear-splitting explosion. A plume of water rockets upwards. And fishermen, who had thrown a homemade explosive into the ocean just seconds before, rush to scoop up stunned and dying fish.
Ecosystem Services And Community Based Coral Reef Management Institutions In Post Blast-Fishing Indonesia
Depending upon the institutional framework, coral reef ecosystems and local economic development can be synergistic.
Coral Recruitment And Potential Recovery Of Eutrophied And Blast Fishing Impacted Reefs in Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia
Coral recruitment was assessed in highly diverse and economically important Spermonde Archipelago, a reef system subjected to land-based sources of siltation/pollution and destructive fishing, over a period of 2 years.
The Effects Of Destructive Fishing Practices In Southeast Asia
Coral reefs disappear four times faster than the Earth’s rainforests.
The Coral Reef Crisis: The Critical Importance Of <350 PPM CO2
Temperature-induced mass coral bleaching causing mortality on a wide geographic scale started when atmospheric CO2 levels exceeded ∼320 ppm.
Recovery In Rubble Fields: Long-Term Impacts Of Blast Fishing
This paper presents initial results from a study of factors that inhibit or enhance hard coral recovery in rubble fields created by blast fishing in Komodo National Park and Bunaken National Park, Indonesia.
Acoustic Characteristics Of Fish Bombing: Potential To Develop An Automated Blast Detector
The use of explosives to catch fish has caused extensive damage to coral reefs throughout Southeast Asia, but the frequency with which they are used is largely unknown.
Reef Degradation And Coral Biodiversity In Indonesia: Effects Of Land-Based Pollution, Destructive Fishing Practices And Changes Over Time
Abstract Species-area curves calculated from line-intercept transect surveys on 15 reefs in three regions of Indonesia allow estimation of the relative decrease in within-habitat coral species diversity associated with different types of reef degradation. Reefs subject to land-based pollution (sewage, sedimentation, and/or industrial pollution) show 30–50% reduced diversity at 3 m, and 40–60% reduced diversity at 10 m depth relative … Read More