Improving sustainable recreational fishing by protecting and regenerating 5km of mangrove forest in the Manning River

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Mangrove forests are vital for the sustainability of the recreational fishery providing shelter and habitat for many saltwater and estuarine fish. Mangrove forest in the Manning River Estuary are being impacted by livestock access. Exclusion of livestock to 5km of Manning River Estuary mangrove forest was achieved through the erection of permanent fencing with up to a 50m corridor width. These works will encourage the regeneration of degraded mangrove forest. Completed in 2010.

Organisation Greater Taree City Council, Private Landholder

Scott Nichols, Ph: (02) 6626 1396, email: [email protected]

Funding Body NSW Habitat Action Grant, in-kind support