Fishery Production Potential of the Mangroves in India - A Review

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  • S. BIJOY NANDAN Department of Marine Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry, School of Marine Sciences, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi - 682 016, Kerala, India
  • S. SREELEKSHMI School of Industrial Fisheries, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi - 6820 16, Kerala, India
  • M. HARIKRISHNAN School of Industrial Fisheries, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi - 6820 16, Kerala, India


Ecosystem services, Mangroves, Marine fisheries, Value of mangroves


Mangroves support and enhance fisheries by serving as a breeding ground and nursery habitat for aquatic life. While mangroves are widely recognized for their role in enhancing both small scale and commercial fisheries, they are rapidly disappearing. The understanding of this ecosystem service and its value in both social and economic terms will help enhance the sustainable management of both mangroves and fisheries. This paper provides a critical review of mangroves and their importance in capture fisheries and also discusses the ecological significance of this ecosystem in fisheries enhancement by explaining the different mangrove associated fisheries. As the fisheries value of mangroves is highly site-specific, the paper illustrates the drivers and values of mangrove associated fisheries. Decision-makers can use this information to make decisions relating to conservation and restoration of mangrove ecosystems and sustainable fishing.


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NANDAN, S. B., SREELEKSHMI, S., & HARIKRISHNAN, M. (2021). Fishery Production Potential of the Mangroves in India - A Review. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 39(2), 151-160.