Freshwater fishery

Natural capital on which freshwater fishery sector depends

  • Viable freshwater fish population
  • Healthy aquatic ecosystems
  • Fish nursery habitats
  • Hydrological services
Impacts of unsustainable practices on natural capital Illegal fishing techniques, overharvesting and unsustainable aquaculture lead to a decrease in aquatic resources, disturbance of food chain, increased nutrients in waterways and water supply conflicts.

Impacts of declining natural capital on freshwater fishery and other sectors Upstream poor ecosystem management and forest clearing, water pollution by palm oil, mining and other sectors and affects freshwater aquatic ecosystems and fishery viability.