Management and Conservation of Hydrothermal Vent Ecosystems Report from the InterRidge Workshop: Management and Conservation of Hydrothermal Vent Ecosystems

Dando, Paul R.; Juniper, S. Kim. 2001 Management and Conservation of Hydrothermal Vent Ecosystems Report from the InterRidge Workshop: Management and Conservation of Hydrothermal Vent Ecosystems. Tokyo, InterRidge, 29pp. (UNSPECIFIED)

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This report presents the first formal consideration by the international scientific community of the threat to the isolated hydrothermal vent "oasis" ecosystems from human activities. The aim of the report is to increase awareness among all potential users about the importance, fragility and potential value to society, through sustainable exploitation, of hydrothermal vent ecosystems. It is recognised that human impact on these ecosystems will only increase in the future and that gaining knowledge about them is crucial to sensible management or conservation policies. Because of the current poor understanding of these unique ecosystems, a conservative and precautionary approach is suggested to proposals for future use. The major findings of the report [with page numbers] are listed below. A section proposing measures for conservation and sustainable use begins near the end of the report on page 25.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: Biology
Conservation
Earth Sciences
Ecology and Environment
Law
Management
Marine Sciences
Planning
Policies
Zoology
Divisions: Marine Biological Association of the UK > Other (MBA)
Depositing User: Professor Paul Dando
Date made live: 21 Dec 2021 10:30
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 10:30
URI: https://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/9468

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