Coastal zone is one of the most dynamic ecosystem with constant interactions between various natural processes and anthropogenic activities and are most heavily exploited areas because of their rich resources. In the recent past, coastal stretches have become highly vulnerable due to the changes in the natural phenomenon like waves, tides, storm surges. Climate change has posed new threats to many of the coastal areas. The increasing intensity and frequency of environmental hazards made it clear that without appropriate action, the degradation of the coastal environment will become uncontrollable and there will be no possibilities for sustainable use of resources from these waters. The State of Kerala, situated along the south west coast of the Indian subcontinent, has a total coastal length of 590 km spanning across nine coastal districts, covering Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod.
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