A Brief Overview of Population Biology of Mangrove Fisheries in Malaysia
One of important habitat for estuarine fish and their juvenile are mangrove areas, as hundreds of studies had been conducted since 1950s until now to assess and understand the distribution and diversity of them over there. The study of population biology in tropical and sub-tropical mangrove estuaries nowadays have reached new level of achievement where they contribute significantly in the socio-economic field. So, the main objective of this paper are briefly described and reviewed some aspects of population biology (such as distribution and diversity) of mangrove fisheries in Malaysia. In the making of this paper, literature materials from the past such as scientific journals, reference books and online statistics related to mangrove fisheries were collected and referred. Species diversity and distribution of fish is one of the most important aspects in stock assessment of mangrove fishes as it provides a brief information on the composition of fish species and their populations. Overall, the information from this paper can be shared with the concerned authorities and researchers for management purposes and population studies to a greater extent.