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Region:    Asia

Assessing the requirements for resilient small-scale fisheries (SSF) in Bangladesh coastal waters Bangladesh

WorldFish Center - Project Dates:
November 2007 - November 2007

Description of Project:
The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (MoFL) agreed a need for to develop a local code of conduct for responsible coastal fisheries in Bangladesh as a follow up of the FAO/UN Code of conduct (CCRF). This task was complicated by the lack of up-to-date scientific information and divided expert opinion. it was therefore decided to prepare a local code of conduct based on the precautionary approach. In response to a request by MoFL, the WorldFish Center funded this study.

Services Provided:
A Poseidon director was the team leader for this one month study. The study was mainly desk-based, through a review and analysis of the available secondary information and analysis of the unitized primary trawl sector data and other available information. The resulting report provided a baseline status report, and guidance on integrating the ecosystem approach to fisheries management into the forthcoming sector plan.