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dc.creatorWahab, M.A.en_US
dc.creatorRahman, M.J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-16T07:15:11Z
dc.date.available2020-09-16T07:15:11Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationWahab, M. A. Rahman, M. J. (2020). Fisheries. In: Benson, J. (ed. ) Stable seas: Bay of Bengal. United States: One Earth Future. pp. 58-65.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/4350
dc.description.abstractThe Bay of Bengal and adjoining Andaman Sea comprise a massive maritime area covering nearly 3 million square kilometers, a space larger than the land area of India. This “Greater Bay of Bengal” region is also immense and diverse in terms of demographics. The five countries surrounding the Greater Bay of Bengal littoral--India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar,and Thailand--had a combined population of 1.7 billion in 2018, constituting more than one in every five people on earth. Myanmar has 135 recognized ethnic groups. India mentions 22 languages in its constitution, and hundreds of other languages and dialects are also spoken. The region features majority Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim states, with significant populations of religious minorities in several countries. Finally, the regional economy is huge and growing. These states have a combined GDP of $3.7 trillion and feature some of the world’s fastest-growing economies. The Greater Bay of Bengal clearly has immense demographic and economic potential. In order for that potential to be fully realized, effective policies will be needed to mitigate threats and capitalize on opportunities in their shared maritime space. This chapter first explores the health of fisheries and the state of fisheries management in the Bay of Bengal region. It then highlights the critical role of fisheries in maintaining the welfare of coastal fishing communities. Finally, the chapter provides potential policy options that would help ensure that fisheries in the Bay of Bengal will be maintained as a sustainable economic resource and source of welfare for years to come.en_US
dc.formatPDFen_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherOne Earth Futureen_US
dc.rightsCC-BY-4.0en_US
dc.subjectblue economyen_US
dc.subjectfishery resourcesen_US
dc.subjectbay of bengalen_US
dc.titleFisheriesen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
cg.contributor.crpFISHen_US
cg.contributor.funderUnited States Agency for International Developmenten_US
cg.contributor.projectEnhanced Coastal Fisheries in Bangladesh phase 2 (EcoFish II)en_US
cg.coverage.countryBangladeshen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouth Asiaen_US
cg.identifier.worldfish4861
cg.subject.agrovocfisheriesen_US
cg.subject.agrovocpoliciesen_US
cg.subject.agrovoccoastal fisheriesen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFishen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorWahab, M.A.en_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorRahman, M.J.en_US
cg.description.themeResilient small-scale fisheriesen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.18289/OEF.2020.044en_US
cg.creator.idMohammad Jalilur Rahman: 0000-0003-4090-7339en_US


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