In the front line: shoreline protection and other ecosystem services from mangroves and coral reefs

In the front line: shoreline protection and other ecosystem services from mangroves and coral reefs

Primary Country: Malaysia
Ecosystem: mangrove
Sample Value Estimates:
Value of fishery supported by 400km2 managed mangrove forest in Matang
  1. $100 million / year: annually
  2. $250,000n/ km2 / year: per km2 per year
Methodology: fish catches average 1.3-8.8 kg per hour
Region: Asia
Data source: Consvalmap.org

Publication information

UNEP-WCMC “In the front line: shoreline protection and other ecosystem services from mangroves and coral reefs” UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, 2006

Addtional Notes

5.143397

102.9625

Economic Valuation Study

Providing Food

Mangroves, Wetlands or Coastal

With fish catches averaging 1.3-8.8 kg. an hour, a 400-km2 managed mangrove forest in Matang, west Malaysia, supported a fishery worth $100 million a year ($250 000/km2/year).

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