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Daily Archives: September 20, 2019

Fish fences across the tropical seas having large-scale devastating effects: Fish fences so large they can be seen from space are causing habitat destruction

Fish fences are a common type of traditional fishing gear regularly constructed from mangrove poles and nets spanning hundreds of metres which are placed semi-permanently in shallow habitats. Using ecological, social and remote sensing methods, the research team examined the landings from fish fences over a 15-year period and assessed the health of condition of local seagrass, mangroves and reef …

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