1) Identify habitat conditions critical for fish recruitment and key drivers for fish larvae production.
1. Improved Food security (fish) from improved habitat management,
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute- Kenya
|Lead Institution:||Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI)|
|Year of Approval:||2018|
|Project Country:||Kenya and Tanzania|
|Investigators:||James Mwaluma, Margareth Kyewalyanga, Paul Onyango, and Jacob Ochiewo|
The project is investigating how food-provisioning services in the form of fish larvae production are threatened by coastal habitat degradation and how production of this natural resource is related to climate change and coastal development in Coastal East Africa (CEA). In addition, the project will identify sensitive seagrass habitats that need protection and threshold values for healthy productive seagrass habitats at the same time estimate the socio-economic costs of seagrass beds loss to fisheries. Moreover, the project will identify dispersal potential of fish larvae from the seagrass habitats to where adult fish spawn, prediction of future economic impacts and the most vulnerable coastal areas including provision of scientific information that can lead to improved management and protection strategies in CEA.
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