In Bangladesh there is a strong biological and social rationale for enhancements. This paper covers the results achieved and the lessons learned from large stock enhancement projects in Bangladesh including the Third Fisheries Project, ADB Second Aquaculture Project and the Oxbow Lake Project. The benefits of habitat restoration also are considered. Important conclusions are that stocking must be based on a cost-effective mass production, management and monitoring is necessary to establish benefits, more systematic work is required to devise management models and stocking is not the unique enhancement capable of providing benefits.
In: Indland Fisheries Enhancements. pp. 153-158. FAO/DFID Expert Consultation held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Petr, T. (Ed) FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 374, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Rome, Italy.