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CHALLENGING FOR SEAGRASS MANAGEMENT IN INDONESIA

JOURNAL OF COASTAL DEVELOPMENT Vol 15, No 3 (2012): Volume 15, Number 3, Year 2012
Publisher : JOURNAL OF COASTAL DEVELOPMENT

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Seagrasses, one of the important ecosystems in Indonesian coastal waters, have declined mostly due to a variety of multi-sector (i.e. ecology, socio-economy, technology and institution) anthropogenic disturbances. The decline and loss of seagrass meadows will have an effect not only on biodiversity and fisheries productivity within the ecosystems but also on the adjacent ecosystems (coral reef and mangrove forest), and even the effect will spread out far to the outside of the areas where seagrass grow.  Seagrass ecosystems management in Indonesia is urgently required as part of fisheries management. However, this concept has not been understood by most of Indonesian people, including some government officials. Consequently, the seagrass ecosystems are still marginalized in the coastal resource management practices in Indonesia. In order to sustain fisheries productivity, knowledge of impact scales of each seagrass-related multi-sector human activities are very important as one of basic requirements in designing an effective seagrass management.

MAKROZOOBENTOS YANG BERASOSIASI DENGAN PADANG LAMUN DIPERAIRAN PULAU BARRANG LOMPO, MAKASSAR, SULAWESI SELATAN

BERITA BIOLOGI Vol 8, No 4 (2007)
Publisher : Research Center for Biology-Indonesian Institute of Sciences

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A study on community structure of macrozoobenthos was conducted in the vicinity of seagrass beds Barrang Lompo Island Waters,Makassar. The aim of this study was to investigate species composition, density of macrozoobenthos in the area.Total of 27 species macrozoobenthos were identified during this study.Modiolus micropterus is the most dominant species with density of 542 individu/m .The highest diversity index was found in southeast side (2.38) while northeast side has diversity index only 0.70. Macrozoobentos composition in both station were different with similarity index of 21%.