A Review

Coastal Lagoon: Present Status and Future Challenges  

Debasish Mahapatro1 , R.C. Panigrahy2 , S. Panda3
1. Chilika Development Authority, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2. Department of Marine Science, Berhampur Univeristy, Berhampr, Ganjam Odisha, India
3. Nandankanan Zoological Park, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 23   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2013.03.0023
Received: 15 Mar., 2013    Accepted: 15 Apr., 2013    Published: 01 May, 2013
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Mahapatro et al., 2013, Coastal Lagoon: Present Status and Future Challenges, International Journal of Marine Science, Vol.3, No.23 178-186 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2013.03.0023)


In this review paper the present status of coastal lagoon and future challenges which will be faced by the coastal lagoon is discussed. Coastal lagoon provides great livelihood for a larger portion of human population through fisheries and tourism point of view thus crucial in socio economic aspect. Due to natural and anthropogenic activity, stress on coastal lagoon is increasing day by day. Thus steps should be taken for regular monitoring and planning for better management is found to be imperative in regards to present day situation.

Coastal lagoon; India; Chilika Lake; Ecosystems; Future challenges
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