Improving sustainable recreational fishing by protecting and regenerating 0.7 km of the Manning River Estuary

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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 0.7 km of Manning River Estuary mangrove forest was achieved through the erection of permanent fencing. These works will encourage the regeneration of degraded mangrove forest. Completed 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