Increased boro rice cultivation in low-lying floodplains (beel basins) reduces natural fisheries production as crops compete with fish for water in the dry season. The dry season is crucial for fish survival as water shortages make them vulnerable to high natural, and fishing, mortality. This Policy Brief looks at better ways to manage water resources.
Rahman, Mokhlesur., Rahman, Mahbubur., Islam, A., Rahman, Matiar., Suman, A., Thompson, P. and Sultana, P. 2005. IFM: How can we better utilise scarce dry season water for balanced production of fish and crops in Bangladesh floodplains? Policy brief No 2. Annex H of the Final Technical Report of project R8306. Dhaka, Bangladesh: CNRS. 4 pp.