The Exploitation of Intertidal and Subtidal Biotic Resources of Rocky Shores in Chile and South Africa — An Overview

  • W. R. Siegfried
  • P. A. R. Hockey
  • G. M. Branch
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 103)

Abstract

There are few maritime countries in the world whose rocky shores support simultaneously well-established, large-scale and successful industries for commerce, recreation and subsistence, based on the natural and man-assisted production of intertidal and subtidal algae and invertebrates. Subsistence exploitation stems from at least 100 000 years b.p. in South Africa (Thackeray 1988) and from about 10 000 years b.p. in Chile (Llagostera 1979), and in both countries large-scale commercial and recreational industries have developed during the last 40 years.

Keywords

Biomass Beach Posit Charcoal Holocene 

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  • W. R. Siegfried
  • P. A. R. Hockey
  • G. M. Branch

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