Proceedings of the Small-scale Fisheries Symposium 2019
- USAID’s ECOFISH activity of WorldFish organized a 2-day long Small-scale Fisheries (SSF) Symposium on June 19-20, 2019 at a local Hotel in Banani, Dhaka. The symposium aimed at sharing the knowledge on small-scale fisheries (SSF) management and improved governance in the inland, coastal and artisanal marine fisheries of Bangladesh. FAO Small-scale Fisheries Guidelines and its implementation challenges were thoroughly discussed. Dr. Philippa Cohen, RSSF Program Leader, WorldFish. Mr. Bill Collis, Country Director (in-charge), WorldFish, Bangladesh and Renerio Acosta, Economic Growth Office, USAID spoke on the occasion. A total of 7 papers covering all aspects of SSF were presented by 7 national SSF experts. About 60 participants from the Ministry of Fisheries & Livestock, Department of Fisheries, BFRI, universities, international organizations, NGOs and private sectors participated in the symposium. The participants thoroughly discussed on the implementation issues and challenges of co-management of fisheries and SSF guidelines, and developed recommendations for the improved management of SSF to ensure improved resilience of the ecosystems and fishing communities that are reliant on small-scale fisheries in Bangladesh.
- A.B.M. Mahfuzul Haquehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5334-5630
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