Abstract: Oceanic ecosystems remain to be least known and least discovered ecosystems. Marine strandings are often the primary source of information on myriad marine species and the threats that they face. In India, marine stranding networks are still being developed. The paper discusses a unique and robust model of a marine stranding network for the coastal state of Goa that involves public-private partnership. The network provides insights on marine conservation challenges that our coastal areas face, while also enabling pre-requisites for a possible nation-wide policy.
The authors are Project Assistant and Project Lead, respectively at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) India office. Aanchal.email@example.com. The article should be cited as Saxena A. and Ishwar N.M., 2020. New Waves in Marine Conservation: A Case Study of Ocean Watch Goa.