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The Socioeconomic Condition of The Estuarine Set Bagnet Fisherfolk in Bangladesh - BOBP/WP/90








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    Biosocioeconomic Assessment of the Effect of the Estuarine Set Bagnet on the Marine Fisheries of Bangladesh - BOBP/WP/94 1994
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    The estuarine set bagnet (ESBN) fishery of Bangladesh is one of the country’s niost important traditional fisheries and a large population of small-scale fisherfolk have been dependent on it for a long time. In the last two decades, the introduction and rapid expansion of the bottom trawl fishery and of shrimp culture have contributed to problems of interaction and competition among the fisheries which exploit the same penaeid shrimp and demersal finfish stocks. The traditional, but less effic ient, ESBN fishery has not only become vulnerable, being likely to be affected by other fisheries, but may also be destructive to small penaeid shrimp and some of the finfish resources that these other fisheries exploit. The Department of Fisheries, Bangladesh, decided to investigate this issue and the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP) was requested to assist. The study was funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Bioeconomic and socioeconomic surveys were undertaken in 1989/90 an d a National Seminar was held in January 1992 to discuss the results. Because of the interactive nature of many of the marine fisheries, it was necessary, for the assessment and management of any one fishery, to consider the other fisheries exploiting the same resources. Therefore, in addition to the estuarine set bagnet fishery, the fisheries employing marine set bagnets (MSBN), trammelnets (TRN), beach seines (BS), bottom longlines (BLL) and trawlnets (TWL), as well as shrimp fry-collection using pushnets (PN) and dragnets (DN), were investigated. These studies have been documented separately in BOBP working papers BOBP/WP/89 Studies of Interactive Marine Fisheries of Bangladesh and BOBP/WP/90 — The Socioeconomic Condition of the Estuarine Set Bagnet Fisherfolk in Bangladesh. The present paper is based on the results and findings of these publications and assesses the biosocioeconomic impact of the ESBN fishery on the other marine fisheries of Bangladesh. The working papers mention ed provide additional information on the respective fisheries.
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    Studies of Interactive Marine Fisheries of Bangladesh-BOBP/WP/89 1993
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    Concerned about the effects of the estuarine set bagnet fishery on the shrimp and finfish resources and also on other marine fisheries dependent on the same resources, the Bangladesh Department of Fisheries, with the assistance of the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP), conducted a two-year (1989-91) biosocioeconomic assessment of the estuarine set bagnet fishery. In ordcr to make the assessments needed for management purposes, it was necessary to gather information on other interactive fisheries: t he marine set bagnet, trammelnet, bottom longline and shrimp trawl fisheries. The only major marine fishery not included was the Hilsa fishery, which does not interact with the estuarine set bagnet fishery. This report contains the information (catch rate, seasonality, catch, effort, biological parameters and cost and earnings) gathered in the estuarine set bagnet and other interactive fisheries, but the socioeconomic information and biosocioeconomic assessment results are published separate ly as BOBP/WP/90 and BOBP/REP/62. The authors of the seven parts of this paper were all members of the Management and Development Project, Department of Fisheries, Chittagong, Bangladesh, and were assisted by BOBP’s Senior Fishery Biologist, Dr K Sivasubramaniam. The investigations were done under BOBP’s “Small-scale Fisherfolk Communities” project funded by DANIDA and SIDA and the reporting under “Bioeconomics of Smallscale Fisheries” funded by UNDP.
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    Biosocioeconomics of Fishing for Shrimp in the Langkat District - BOBP/WP/99 1994
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    The North Sumatera Province of Sumatera, Indonesia, has access to marine resources on the east coast (Malacca Straits) as well as the west coast (Indian Ocean). A project to make a biosocioeconomic assessment of the methods being used to catch shrimp was undertaken by the Provincial Fishery Service (PFS) of North Sumatera with assistance from the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP). Amongst other objectives, the project intended to examine management options to improve yield and revenue from shrimp resources, bearing in mind the effects of such measures on the community. The east coast is rich in shrimp resources. Langkat District, bordering the Malacca Strait, where small-scale fisheries, and particularly the production of shrimp, is an important feature, was selected as the area to be studied. Based on the distribution of fishing villages spread out along the coast of Langkat District and the various fishing gear operated by fisherfolk to exploit the different shrimp resources in the area, a procedure of stratified random sampling was adopted for data-collection in five strata and at twelve sampling locations. Data were collected from April 1992 to March 1993 for five types of shrimp fishing gear and this was used to estimate biological and economic parameters of the shrimp fishery. A socioeconomic survey of 112 villages was also conducted. The investigations were done under the Bay of Bengal Programme’s (BOBP’s) ‘Small-scale Fisherfolk Communities’ project funded by DANIDA and SIDA and the reporting under ‘Bioeconomics of Small-scale Fisheries’ funded by UNDP.

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