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The application of integrated resource management to coastal and marine environments with case studies from Australia and Tasmania

Anh, Nguyen Thi Kim 1997 , 'The application of integrated resource management to coastal and marine environments with case studies from Australia and Tasmania', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The issue of coastal and marine degradation is beset by lack of consensus over the
seriousness of the problem and serious practical difficulties associated with designing
and implementing effective policy frameworks and strategies for dealing with the
problem. The study reviews the literature on the state of these resources. This is used to
show that degradation is a serious problem and that the processes behind degradation are
both complex and multiple and therefore require co-ordination between many actors and
between jurisdictions. The study also sets out to appraise the degree to which the
development and implementation of policies tend to conform to a top-down model of
policy making and implementation and are characterised by many of the types of
strengths and weaknesses associated with that approach.
The thesis analyses the importance of coastal and marine resources and the evidence that
these are being managed in an unsustainable manner. It critically assesses the policies
and programmes designed to manage coastal and marine environments at the
international, national, state and local levels. The study focuses in particular on
integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) and sets out to analyse the way in which
this tool has been adopted and implemented at these various levels by using Australia as
a case study of a national approach and Tasmania as a case study of state and local
approach to coastal and marine management strategies. The study concludes by
commenting on the types of changes that are required in order for management of
coastal and marine resources and environments to be more effective.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Anh, Nguyen Thi Kim
Keywords: Marine ecology, Coastal ecology, Coastal zone management
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Thesis (M.Env.Mgt.)--University of Tasmania, 1998. Includes bibliographical references

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