Beel fisheries of Assam - community-based co-management imperative

Baruah, U.K. and Bhagowati, A.K. and Talukdar, R.K. and Saharia, P.K. (2000) Beel fisheries of Assam - community-based co-management imperative. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 23(2), pp. 36-38.

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The freshwater wetlands (beels) of Assam, India, cover an area of 101 232 ha. For the rural poor, the neighboring wetlands are the only source of fish. They depend on them for their daily consumption of fish as well as a source of livelihood. Ecoenergy studies indicate that these wetlands have a fairly high production potential. However, the current regulations and system of management are not conducive to sustainable production from these water bodies. It is resulting in overexploitation and degradation. It is imperative some form of co-management with local communities be established for the beels of Assam.

Item Type: Article
Title: Beel fisheries of Assam - community-based co-management imperative
Personal Creator/Author:
Baruah, U.K.
Bhagowati, A.K.
Talukdar, R.K.
Saharia, P.K.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly
Volume: 23
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 36-38
Date: 2000
ISSN: 0116-290X
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wetlands; Community involvement; India, Assam
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 9081
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2012 08:39
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2012 08:39

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