Artisanal fisheries status and sustainable management options in Teknaf coast, Bangladesh

Hossain, Shahadat and Chowdhury, Shahnawaz and Barua, Prabal (2008) Artisanal fisheries status and sustainable management options in Teknaf coast, Bangladesh. Social Change, 1(1), 4. pp. 48-64.

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Abstract

The study was an endeavor to bring forward a concise, factual description of the salient features of the present status of artisanal fisheries resources and its management for sustainable development of fishing communities in Teknaf coast, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. This study was conducted through 14 fishing villages of 4 Unions in Teknaf Upazila. As a hub of various fisheries deeds, a comprehensive coastal fisheries census, conducted on the coast during the study period, revealed that about 566 fishing fleet of two types, 1263 fishing gears of seven kinds, 6466 fishermen were being involved in fishing at Naaf river estuary. The catch composition of the coastal fishing was found 52 finfish species, 10 shrimp and 3 crabs. The unique potentialities provided by mostly affluent fisheries resources are needed to be tapped and channelized in the appropriate direction for maintaining a paragon of these fisheries resources of coastal area and for pursuing ecologically sustainable development via environment friendly intrinsic exploration and exploitation. “Community Based Fisheries Co-management” program should initiate immediately for the fisherman community of Naaf river estuary of Teknaf coastal region. This will go along way to help sustain the coastal fisheries resources with active participation of the fishermen

Item Type: Article
Title: Artisanal fisheries status and sustainable management options in Teknaf coast, Bangladesh
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Hossain, Shahadathossainms@yahoo.com
Chowdhury, Shahnawazsnawaz11@yahoo.com
Barua, Prabalprabalims@gmail.com
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Social Change
Article Number: 4
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 48-64
Date: 2008
ISSN: 1997-938X
Funders: Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries, University of Chittagong
Contact Email Address: prabalims@gmail.com
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 4620
Depositing User: Mr. Prabal Barua
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2010 19:33
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:10
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4620

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