Impacts of mangrove conversion
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The article presents the impact of mangrove conversion on fisheries and on coastal areas. The mangrove areas which serve as nursery grounds for important species of fish and crustaceans are also rich feeding ground for many species from various trophic levels. Thus, the destruction of mangroves could affect the availability of fry and broodstock and, consequently, aquaculture production and fisheries. While in coastal areas, the destruction of mangroves increased the risk of coastal erosion from storm surges and winds, accelerates the erosion of riverbanks, exposes acid sulfate soils, leading to poor production and mass mortality of stocks, and affects the freshwater supply through salt intrusion upstream among others.
Suggested CitationSoutheast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Aquaculture Department (1995). Impacts of mangrove conversion.
brackishwater environment ; aquaculture ; biological production ; breeding stock ; coastal erosion ; coastal zone ; culture effects ; environmental impact ; fisheries ; fry ; mangrove swamps ; mangroves ; Man-induced effects; mortality ; nursery grounds ; resource conservation ; saline intrusion ; stocks
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