Impact of pollution on fresh- and marine water resources - A review


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Zutshi, B. and Prasad, S.G.R. (2008) Impact of pollution on fresh- and marine water resources - A review. Pollution Research, 27 (3). pp. 461-466. ISSN 02578050

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The Asia-Pacific Marine resources are economically important to most countries. It is the centre for global mariculture. But, now, it has become a major cause of concern as this area is continuously being exposed to heavy pollution and increase in fish catch using destructive fishing techniques. Although marine pollution due to discharge from river heavily contaminated with municipal sewage and untreated industrial effluents, dumping of land based solid waste into sea, accidental oil spills and increased use of pesticides and fertilizer are becoming evident, level of pollution in coastal waters is still manageable. Many countries of Asia-Pacific region have joined various international and national agreements to resolve the problem. Satellite imageries and information available with Survey of India indicates that most of the 2700 lakes in Bangalore Metropolitan Region have dried up. Over the years, Urbanization has claimed some of the lakes. Karnataka is among the priority area under a pioneering project to conserve lakes in the country. National River Conservation Directorate, Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) arid National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP) aim at an integrated approach to restore and protect lakes. Signs and consequences of human activity is found everywhere on the earth. The impact of aquatic pollution on lakes and marine environment is discussed in present paper. Copyright © Enviromedia.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 3
Uncontrolled Keywords: anthropogenic effect; coastal water; effluent; lake water; marine pollution; urbanization, Pacific Ocean; Pacific Rim, Pisces
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Environmental and Biological Sciences > Zoology
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Zoology
Depositing User: Mr. Kirana Kumar D
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2016 10:35
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2016 10:35

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