Coastal shrimp farming can support mangrove regeneration.
Mangrove habitats provide a wealth of ecosystem services, from providing a nursery for marine species and a home for migratory species, to physically protecting coastal communities, intercepting pollutants, and capturing carbon to fight climate change.
Preserving mangroves preserves these benefits.
Landscape-level aquaculture management can contribute to the conservation and regeneration of mangrove forests.
SFP’s research on aquaculture and mangrove regeneration shows that both abandoned and active aquaculture ponds are providing the setting for mangrove recovery to take place. This presents a huge opportunity for the farmed shrimp industry to help bring back lost mangrove habitat.
Benefits of mangrove regeneration
- For retailers and seafood companies, it can help deliver on your environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments and contribute toward many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- For the shrimp industry and supply chain, it can lead to collaboration to meet the habitat restoration criteria of national and international certification schemes and the ESG commitments of retailers.
What Can I Do?
Contact us to learn more about aquaculture and habitat regeneration, and how we can help you identify target areas for landscape-level regeneration.