Analysis of trend & impacts of fisheries land use implications of Bangladesh
Md. Abul Kashem, Dr. Kawser Ahmed, Abdullah Al Mamun Siddiqui, Md. Shafiuddin
The vision 2021 of the Bangladesh Government targeted to achieve its goals of self-sufficiency in food and thus increased food security, which includes attaining self-sufficiency in fish production for which a clear long-term policy is needed. In the development of fisheries policy, inter-government departmental coordination, coordination between Government and NGOs, and the stimulation of public response are important. Following the fisheries policy, the GoB must enact a comprehensive legal framework for the proper management and utilization of its resources for the purposes of the sustainable development of the country and well-being of its population. Although social and economic influences greatly affect the use of land and water bodies, it is becoming generally recognized that the classification of land and water bodies should be based on its natural characteristics rather than upon the skill of the individual operating it or upon prevailing economic conditions. This is essential if the classification is to serve as a basis for the most intensive sustained use consistent with preservation of the land and water bodies as a permanent productive resource.