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By Chu T. Hoanh, Brian W. Szuster, Kam Suan-Pheng, Andrew D. Noble, Abdelbagi M. Ismail

Tropical coastal deltas symbolize probably the most various and speedily altering biophysical areas within the constructing global. those deltas are domestic to massive populated parts, are major centres of agricultural creation and business improvement, and comprise fragile ecosystems which are now dealing with new threats because of anticipated sea-level rises linked to worldwide warming. concentrating on the constructing international locations of Asia, Africa and South the US, chapters discover the various livelihoods of individuals in those parts and the effect of land-water administration at the setting. New suggestions and methodologies are explored in land and water administration to aim and clear up the conflicts among rice-based agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries and the surroundings in tropical delta areas. Illustrating how one can guard tropical deltaic platforms within the face of great destiny demanding situations, this may be crucial interpreting for college students, researchers, coverage makers and traditional source managers in agriculture and aquaculture.

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This is particularly true for shrimp, as when the gates are opened, wild marine shrimp enter the system and are targeted by fishers. When the gates are closed, shrimp catches are dominated by individuals that have escaped from aquaculture ponds or are diseased shrimps released from aquaculture ponds being emptied for cleaning. Because of the lack of a detailed operating schedule of the sluice gates during the whole study period, we could not address, unfortunately, the relationship between gate openings and CPUE or species richness.

2 Aquatic Resources and Environmental Variability in Bac Lieu Province (Southern Vietnam) E. Baran,1 P. Chheng,2 F. T. P. T. org; 2Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; 3Can Tho University, Can Tho, Vietnam; 4International Water Management Institute, Regional Office for South-east Asia, Vientiane, Lao PDR 1 Abstract The dynamics of aquatic resources in the canals of Bac Lieu Province, in southern Vietnam, are detailed and synthesized in this study. Nekton and eight environmental parameters were monitored in this province between 2004 and 2006, at 14 sites sampled three times a year.

However, our results make it clear that from the perspective of aquatic biodiversity, the permanent closure of the sluice gates is detrimental to both biodiversity and fish abundance in canals. Finally, this chapter, although mainly descriptive, contributes to the development of a finetuned management approach to the Bac Lieu aquatic environment. , 2006b). However, conflicts between rice, fish and shrimp production requirements call for a 30 E. Baran et al. better knowledge of all these commodities.

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