It is commonly assumed that expansion of coastal aquaculture in Bangladesh poses risks in exceeding environmental capacity. TROPECA, a DFID-funded international research project investigates this issue with case studies in Bangladesh and Vietnam. From 2002-2004 the team in Khulna worked closely with an NGO (UTTARAN) studying an aquatic system comprising a river (Semi diurnal tidal system), a canal and 10 shrimp ponds and verified the results by wider area survey.
Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh, Uttaran (NGO), Bangladesh, Nautilus Consultants. Ltd. (UK), Stirling University (UK), Hambrey Consulting. 158 pp.