Enhanced coastal fisheries (ECOFISHBD) Project
- Hilsa shad is the national fish of Bangladesh. However, overfishing, siltation, pollution and changing climate lead to a sharp decline in the fish population, theatening the livelihoods of the people dependent upon the hilsa fishery. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Enhanced Coastal Fisheries (ECOFISHBD) project seeks to improve the resilience of the hilsa fishery in the Padma-Meghna river-ecosystem and the livelihoods that depend upon it. This fact sheet highlights the key features and benefits of this 5 year initiative implemented by WorldFish in partnership with the Department of Fisheries, Banglash and other stakeholders.