Shrimp aquaculture does not have to have a negative impact on ecosystems. When properly implemented, it presents a resilient income stream in regions with little alternative economic opportunities while protecting and restoring biodiversity.
Despite providing disaster risk reduction, coastal protection against floods, storms, tsunamis and sea level rise, mangrove forests are under threat. Partners Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Coast4C (C4C) are working to protect and restore large areas of mangrove forest using their proven assisted natural regeneration approach.
Forest Carbon is working on a plan to conserve mangrove forests in Indonesia. With the support of the BNCFF, the company will carry out a full feasibility assessment of a coastal Mangrove ecosystem in West Kalimantan spanning more than 15,000 hectares.
The latest Blue Natural Capital Financing Facility project has Seaweed farming at its core. It is the fastest-growing aquaculture sector, offering benefits to individual farmers and communities, while at the same time bringing immense potential for biodiv
While Marine Protected Areas (MPA) are spreading globally, only a few have robust compliance and enforcement mechanisms in place while the majority may not be much more than paper tigers.
Since 1961 the annual global growth in fish consumption has been twice as high as population growth, demonstrating that the fisheries and aquaculture sector is crucial in meeting FAO’s goal of a world without hunger and malnutrition says Josè Graziano da Silva, former FAO Director-General. Yet, aquaculture and in particular shrimp aquaculture have had a hugely detrimental effect on coastal ecosystems. In Indonesia, this form of food production has damaged or degraded around 70 % of its mangrove forests according to the Global Mangrove Alliance.
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