Surveys were carried out in the Dhaka, Sylhet, Jessore, Barishal and Comilla regions of Bangladesh. Their aim was to assess the impact of cage aquaculture on communities and on the lives of those involved in the activity. Survey 1 aimed at identifying the reasons for household cage operators' dropout (difficulties) or continuation (success) of cage culture. Survey 2 assessed the roles, opportunity costs and benefits of cage culture to households, and survey 3 the impact of cage aquaculture at the community level. Every survey put a particular emphasis on gender issues and on the role of women in terms of difficulties faced and benefits gained from carrying out this activity.
Brugere, C. and Yesmin, K. (1999). Social surveys on the CAGES (Cage Aquaculture for Greater Economic Security) project. DFID research project R7100, Institute of aquaculture, University of Stirling, UK.