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Korle Lagoon, Ghana

Main Contributors:

Johanna Yletyinen

Other Contributors:


Hypoxia was first recorded in the 1980s. Domestic waste and industrial waste havebeen disposed into the Korle lagoon.

Type of regime shift

Ecosystem type

  • Marine & coastal
  • Freshwater lakes & rivers

Land uses

  • Fisheries

Spatial scale of the case study

  • Local/landscape (e.g. lake, catchment, community)

Continent or Ocean

  • Africa


  • West Africa


  • Ghana

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Key References

  1. Ukwe CN, Ibe CA, Nwilo PC, Huidobro PA. 2006. Contributing to the WSSD targets on oceans and coasts in West and Central Africa: The Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem Project IJOO 1, 21-44.


Johanna Yletyinen. Korle Lagoon, Ghana. In: Regime Shifts Database, Last revised 2012-03-17 18:46:18 GMT.
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