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Management of Aquatic Ecosystem Through Community Husbandry

Project Title:   Management of Aquatic Ecosystem Through Community Husbandry
Type of Project NRM study and implementation
Duration:   September 1998-July 2003
Status:   Complete
Partner Organizations:   GoB, USAID, Winrock International, CARITAS-Bangladesh, CNRS and BCAS
Key words: Floodplain, Wetland, Resource management, Aquatic ecosystem, Community husbandry, Fishery, Sustainability
Main Objective:   To demonstrate the viability of community management approaches to floodplain resources (fisheries and other wetland products) management and conservation in Bangladesh.
Brief Description: Alarmingly, in spite of a series of fisheries enhancement programs over the past 15 years, the inland fisheries and floodplain catch of Bangladesh, as well as the overall plant and animal bio-diversity within the floodplains, continues to decline. Recognizing the need for new approaches to floodplain and wetlands resource management, the Government of Bangladesh and USAID have jointly implemented the project. The overall goal of the project was to promote community based resource management and the use of floodplain resources for sustainable supply of food to the poor of Bangladesh.
Output MACH demonstrated that sustainable management of wetlands resources is possible with the participation of stakeholders and users of those resources. It advocated for a multi-disciplinary, multi-sector and participatory process of planning, implementation and monitoring. Recognizing that the reduction of fishing pressure is a critical part of reviving the wetland fisheries, MACH has included supplemental income-generating activities that will be focused on fishers and others directly dependent of fishing. The project was implemented in sites located in the Hail Haor in Moulvibazar District, the lower Bangsi/Turag river basin in Gazipur and Tangail Districts, and the upper Kongshaw/Malijhree river basin in Sherpur District.
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