More on Honduran mangroves

Also in Honduras, journalist Diego Cevallos has reported a “marginalisation and expulsion of fishing families in the shrimp farming areas, a loss of access to traditional fishing sites and a decline in the fish catch.”[1]

The brief details given of these few examples and others in ‘The Violence of Development’ book and the associated website show that the expansion of industrial aquaculture (farming of shrimp and other seafoods, especially tilapia and salmon) has been responsible not only for the loss of mangroves but also for environmental pollution, biodiversity loss, livelihood destruction of local communities and violence.

[1]   Diego Cevallos (November 2010) ‘Shrimp industry devastating mangrove forests’, Tierramérica, citing Saúl Montufar, CODDEFFAGOLF spokesman.