Eutrophication of coastal waters in the Gulf of California (Mexico) and the spatial development of shrimp farming: the case of the Rio Fuerte delta By Loïc MENANTEAU and Diana C. ESCOBEDO URIAS L'Atlas Bleu / Exploiting Eutrophication, shrimp farming, spatial spread, environment, Río Fuerte delta, Mexico The article focuses on two major phenomena that combine on the coastal zone of the Gulf of California (Sonora, Sinaloa, Mexico) especially in the Río Fuerte delta. On the maritime side, pollution of coastal waters is due to intensive cultivation, while on the terrestrial side, the
Fishing resources: catches and food availability By Julien NOËL L'Atlas Bleu / Exploiting Fishery resources, fishery, food fish consumption, disparity, world A map established on a global scale allows to compare the per capita food fish consumption by country and the fisheries catches of the adjacent ocean areas. North-South and inter-continental global disparities are highlighted and commented, revealing deep global imbalances in access to fishery resources. Fishery catches by FAO area and seafood food availability by country (interactive map)
The Costa Concordia disaster and the develpment of cruise tourism worldwide By Jacques GUILLAUME L'Atlas Bleu / Exploiting Costa Concordia, disaster, shipwreck, tourism, cruise, evolution The shipwreck of the Costa Concordia, occurred on January 13 2012 on the Italian coasts, brings to light the question about safety of cruise tourism, which know an important growth in different maritime geographical areas of the planet. The disaster gives an opportunity to grasp the main recent characteristics and evolution of this tourist activity sector deployed on the seas and coasts.
Professional fishing and the risk of accidents: the Dover Strait, an example of a high risk area By Brice TROUILLET L'Atlas Bleu / Exploiting Maritime fishing, spatial division, risk, accident, Strait of Dover. At the world scale, the Strait of Dover is a highly-concentrated area of the maritime activities (shipping and passenger traffic to name a few). The article examines the case of fisheries in this context, namely the risks fishers face day-to-day in an increasing congested sea. Fishing is one
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