Policy Brief: Associated Mangrove Aquaculture (AMA) to build coastal resilience and a blue economy
Aquaculture, fisheries and coastal agriculture
Coastal wetland conservation
Integrated delta management
As mangrove removal for aquaculture is one of the main causes of coastal erosion, complementary mangrove and brackish water aquaculture land-use systems are an opportunity for Indonesia and other countries to adopt and invest in, particularly in rural settings. The innovative Associated Mangrove Aquaculture systems (AMA’s) can restore mangrove greenbelts in the estuary along inland waterways and protect adjoining fishponds. As such AMA’s offer a sustainable aquaculture approach and are recommended to be integrated in Indonesia’s mangrove restoration programmes and aquaculture management plans to contribute to climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction and the development of a Blue Economy.