New ZMT Policy Brief
Sustaining China’s coastal resources: Recommendations to improve the
state of the coasts in Hainan
What is the human impact on the coast of Hainan? This Policy Brief – available in English and Mandarin – summarizes the major findings of a long-term Sino-German research collaborative. The team of authors 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. In this Policy Brief, they present recommendations for a sustainable management of Hainan’s coastal ecosystems to safeguard the benefits of these precious coastal ecosystems to the people. Dr. Jialin Zhang and PD Dr. Tim Jennerjahn from Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research are among the authors of this policy brief, which is part of a series aiming to inform policy-makers on the key results of the ZMT research projects and provide recommendations to policy-makers based on research results.