Fisheries and Mangroves

SFF is collaborating in a fisheries/mangrove research project with researchers from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Instituto Ciencias del Mar y Limnologia, in Sinaloa State, Mexico. Ecologists Without Borders is also a partner in the project. SFF is providing technical consultation and assistance to the research.

The basic purpose of the research is to substantiate the link between coastal mangrove forests and fisheries production. Coastal mangrove estuaries and the adjacent nearshore open waters are used extensively by small-boat artisanal fishermen. Threats to the integrity of the mangrove estuaries in turn threaten the viability of these essential fisheries. The current research is employing a mark-recapture technique to better understand the migrations of mangrove estuary-dependent fish.

More Project Background.
SFF has also taken the lead on organizing a concept paper, as a pre-proposal to USAID-Mexico mission, that would provide addiitonal matching funding for the research, mangrove restoration, and carbon crediting. Please see the follwing link for more details.
Pre-proposal to USAID from SFF and EcoWB to restore mangroves and fisheries in Mexico – short version