Inland (floodplain) fisheries remain the most important contributor to
fish production in Bangladesh. In the past they have been administered
to generate government revenue without due concern for sustainability or
poor users. A possible solution to empowering fishing communities, and
improving the sustainability of management is Community Based Fisheries
Management (CBFM). Experience from 19 rivers and beels during 1996-2000
and an expansion to over 100 waterbodies in 2001-2003 is summarised.
The aim of this briefing is to present concisely lessons from Community
Based Fisheries Management (CBFM) project experience that may help when
planning and undertaking similar initiatives to support community
management of fisheries in Bangladesh or elsewhere.
Thompson, P. Lessons from community based fisheries management in Bangladesh: Briefing Paper. WorldFish Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2004) 22 pp.
Lessons from community based fisheries management in Bangladesh: Briefing Paper