Northern prawn fleet seek answer on unexplained mass mangrove dieback in Gulf of Carpentaria

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Mangrove tree. Photo source: ©© Mark Wassell

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Austral Fisheries chief executive officer is questioning why more is not being done to explain a mass mangrove dieback event in the Gulf of Carpentaria, in northern Australia…

Read Full Article, ABC News Australia (10-10-2016)

Queensland’s mangrove ecosystem dying in secret; Brisbane Times (05-20-2016)

Mangroves die-off in Queensland’s Gulf Country and Limmen Bight, ABC News Australia (05-13-2016)
Experts have been focusing on hundreds of kilometres of mangroves along the coast in Queensland, that have turned a ghostly white. Serious concerns about the situation, which is compared to coral bleaching happening on the Great Barrier Reef, which is the result of warmer ocean temperatures, are raised…

Destruction of Mangroves Costs up to US$42 billion in Economic Damages Annually – UNEP Report (10-14-2014)
The world is losing its mangroves at a faster rate than global deforestation, the United Nations revealed, in a new report “Importance of Mangroves: A Call to Action,” adding that the destruction of the coastal habitats was costing billions in economic damages and impacting millions of lives…

People Power Wins: Super Trawler Banned, Australia, Greenpeace (Uploaded 09-12-2012)

Overfishing is as big a threat to humanity as it is to our oceans; Guardian UK (02-16-2016)
There has never been a more urgent time for seafood businesses and fishing nations to make a commitment to sustainability. The world’s oceans are in trouble, with marine life plummeting and the people who are dependent on the sea for income and food left increasingly vulnerable…

Organic shrimp farmers protect mangrove forests; Viêt Nam News (03-06-2016)

Preserving Mangroves Provides Protection and Food Security, IPS News (11-16-2015)
After three years of implementation of the Mangroves and Markets Project (MAM), shrimp farmers have become more aware of organic production techniques and the need to preserve mangrove forests in their areas…