Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Mangroves & seagrasses

This case study presents an overview of the context, details the RFLP intervention, gives the results, implementation problems, and recommendations and key lessons learned of RFLP supported mangrove replanting in coastal communes of Nusa Tenggara Timur province, Indonesia.
In the tropical and sub-tropical regions of Asia, mangrove and seagrass habitats provide habitat for a wide range of species and plants, for some or all of their lifecycle. Many of these species are exploited for food and are the target of both artisanal and commercial fisheries. Mangroves provide a wide range of ecosystem services which are incidental to fisheries...
RFLP engaged an international consultant to conduct a desk study to assess the potential of generating income from mangrove areas in the areas of RFLP geographic coverage from the sale of carbon credits and payments from environmental services. The key findings and recommendations are presented.