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Livelihood Impacts of Community Based Management: Experience from Floodplain Fisheries in Bangladesh

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Islam, Gazi Md. Nurul; Dickson, Malcolm; Tai, S. Y.
Conference: Governing Shared Resources: Connecting Local Experience to Global Challenges, the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons
Location: Cheltenham, England
Conf. Date: July 14-18, 2008
Date: 2008
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/1728
Sector: Social Organization
Region: Middle East & South Asia
Subject(s): community participation
conflict resolution
Abstract: "This paper presents the impact of Community Based Fisheries Management Organizations (CBO) on fishing households welfare and their livelihood in Bangladesh. During 1995 to 2006 the CBFM project established local fishery CBOs by providing credit facilities, training and promoting social awareness with an aim to enhance poor fishers capability of greater access to their livelihoods. This paper describes the results from a survey of 2,826 households in 40 water bodies. "The study found that fishers income from fishing did not raise significantly in project open beel sites and fell in closed beel sites. In contrast a clear improvement was demonstrated in fishers income from fishing in

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