Policy brief: Sustaining China's coastal resources: Recommendations to improve the state of the coasts in HainanExternal

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Germany's Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) has published a policy brief  “Sustaining China's coastal resources: Recommendations to improve the state of the coasts in Hainan.

The brief explores the human impact on the coast of Hainan, summarising the major findings of a long-term Sino-German research collaborative. The researchers found that aquaculture effluents, municipal sewage and antifouling paint of ships impair the water quality and organisms such as seagrasses and corals along the east coast of Hainan. The brief presents recommendations for a sustainable management of Hainan’s coastal ecosystems to safeguard the benefits of these coastal ecosystems to the people.

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