Trophic Relationships and Structure of Brackish Water and Coastal Ecosystems: Possible Common Trends between African and Asian Waterbodies

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  • JACQUES MOREAU Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Toulouse (ENSAT), P.O. Box 107 Auzeville Tolosane, 31326 Castanet Tolosan Cédex, France
  • S.S.K. HAPUTHANTRI Marine Biological Resources Division, National Aquatic Resources Research & Development Agency, Crow Island, Colombo 15, Sri Lanka
  • PHILIPPE LALEYE Laboratoired’ Hydrobiologie et d’ Aquaculture, Université d’Abomey-Calavi 01 BP 526 Cotonou, Bénin
  • ALLASSANE OUATTARA Environmental Sciences and Management Teaching and Research Unit, Environmental and Aquatic Biology, Université Nangui Abrogoua (UNA), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
  • N.T. PHUONG College of Aquaculture & Fisheries, Can Tho University, Vietnam


Ecopath with Ecosim, Mass balance models, Small-scale fisheries, Tropical fisheries


In the present synthesis, trophic relationships of eight coastal and brackish ecosystems in some countries of Africa and Asia were reviewed (Ivory Coast, Benin, Senegal, in Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand and China in Asia). For these highly productive and complex ecosystems, knowledge on the biological and ecological functioning of fish faunas utilizing, as well as, the environmental forces contributing to geographic specificities of these environments is vital for their sustainable management and conservation. Recognizing that anthropogenic activities impact not only the environment but the dynamics and functioning of its living resources, untangling ecosystem processes can increase understanding of its current health and resilience to change. Effective management of these ecosystems should focus on a framework based on a sound understanding of ecosystem


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MOREAU, J., HAPUTHANTRI, S., LALEYE, P., OUATTARA, A., & PHUONG, N. (2021). Trophic Relationships and Structure of Brackish Water and Coastal Ecosystems: Possible Common Trends between African and Asian Waterbodies. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 39(2), 55-65.