The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement

The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement

Primary Country: multiple
Ecosystem: mangrove
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) US $106/ha of mangrove/yr was median value for inshore mixed fisheries from literature review but variation on either side of this was high (b) US $423/ha of mangrove/yr value found for crab fishery in Micronesia (c) 24.3 and 1394 US$/ha/yr for offshore commercial fisheries in Indonesia and Mexico respectively (d) recreational fishing for bonefish, permit and tarpon was worth US $56.5 million to Belize in 2007 and US $141 million to the Bahamas in 2008.
Methodology: literature review
Region: multiple

Publication information

Hutchinson, J. M. SpaldingP. zu Ermgassen “The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement” The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International. 54 p., 2014

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