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The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Bangladesh

The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Bangladesh
by Gateway Web Editor last modified Apr 09, 2018 09:38 PM
Contributors: USAID

The world’s largest flooded wetland, the Bengal Delta, and the three main river systems that flow from the Himalayas into the Bay of Bengal contribute to Bangladesh having the third greatest aquatic fish biodiversity in Asia. Bangladesh’s fisheries represent almost 7% of the world’s inland fish production. The fisheries sector makes important contributions to the country’s food security, nutritional status and economic growth through income generation, employment, and foreign exchange.

Author(s): USAID

Publication Date: 2015

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