The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement

The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement

This review of the scientific literature provides a deep exploration of the importance of mangroves for wild capture fisheries. While mangroves are widely recognized for their role in enhancing both small scale and commercial fisheries, they are rapidly disappearing. A fuller understanding of this ecosystem service and its value in both social and economic terms will help enhance the sustainable management of both mangroves and fisheries.

This policy brief was developed by the project team working on the CCI Collaborative Fund project: Attaining Aichi Target 11: How well are marine ecosystem services secured by protected areas?

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