Mondal, Pulakesh, Glaser, Marion, Nishat, Ainun and Breckwoldt, Annette (2010) Co-management approach on fisher group: A case study on Ramsar site, Tanguar haor in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries Research .

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Abstract

In Bangladesh, wetlands are managed through leasing system traditionally from time
immemorial. Recently the Government accepted co-management approach for wetland
fisheries management and this approach is being practiced in few wetlands for maximize
revenue income. i\ study was carried out to evaluate trend and impact of co-management
in Tanguw· haor (a Ramsar site wetland) on fisheries resources and livelihood of resident
people in the immediate vicinity of the wetland. In Tanguar haor, conflict between
leaseholders and the local community was a common phenomenon in the past. Since
2003 the district administration of Sunamganj has been managing the vast wetland
resources, however, local people participation was ignored in haor management system.
Average monthly fish catch of fishermen increased by 17°/iJ after introduction of comanagement
system and 7 fish species reappeared after introduction of co-management.
Average monthly volume of fish catch has increased from 70 kg to 87 kg. A well-defined
management structure has been developed for integration of all people of Tanguar haor
which vvould enable them to raise voice jointly and influence policy in their favour.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: Affiliations > Not ZMT
Social Sciences > Social-Ecological Systems Analysis
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2020 23:47
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 13:01
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/3894

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