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Managing fisheries resources in Kaptai reservoir, Bangladesh

Ahmed, K. K. U., Rahman, S. ORCID: and Ahammed, S. U. (2006) Managing fisheries resources in Kaptai reservoir, Bangladesh. Outlook on Agriculture, 35 (4). pp. 281-289. ISSN 2043-6866

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To link to this item DOI: 10.5367/000000006779398281


This paper examines the various challenges facing the development of fisheries resources in Kaptai reservoir, Bangladesh. The reservoir has undergone major changes in its catch composition since impoundment. Production records show a declining trend in the productivity of high-value fish. A host of managerial, socioeconomic and environmental factors are responsible for the underutilization of the reservoir's potential to provide high-value freshwater fish. These include deterioration of the natural breeding ground, environmental damage, poor implementation of regulations, inefficient fish farming technology and poor management practices. These constraints are discussed and possibilities for future improvements are suggested.

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