Mangroves are being restored and planted iirespective of whether they spread and convert shallo-water barrier-built estuaries to marsh where fish cannot exist. Is it necessary in developing countries to be more cautious to safeguard livelihoods?
Micro-tidal barrier built estuaries support millions fishery based livelihoods in developing countries. This is where individuals and organizations are indiscriminately planting mangroves – calling it restoration. The people who plant mangroves get paid up fron through various international sources. As the mangroves spread and convert shallow water to marsh, fishery habitat is lost. Segara Anakan, Indonesia is an example where major investment could not save the fisheries. What is the international thinking on the subject?