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Nutrient-rich mola fish become popular among farmers

In Bangladesh, changes in the overall agricultural system have seen a continued decline in the areas of inland water and inundation, reducing the habitats for fish. This has contributed to decreased fish harvest, in particular for small fishes like the mola that the rural poor depend on. mola is a nutrient-rich small fish that supplies essential nutrients – in particular vitamin A, calcium, iron and zinc – to these vulnerable population groups.

Cage fish culture can bring changes for poor women

Throughout Bangladesh there are many and varied water bodies – such as rivers, irrigation canals, flood plains, beels (large depressions), oxbow lakes and ponds – that offer considerable potential for fish cultivation. But many farmers are unable to provide all the inputs required for intensive production methods, due to a general lack of capital, poor access to resources and insufficient knowledge.

Simple Technology Improves Hatchery Production Scenario

Situated in southwestern Bangladesh, Jessore district is an important source of fish seed in the country. Most of the private hatcheries are located here; they use underground water in their brood and nursery ponds and incubation jars.

Cage fish and small fish culture can bring changes for poor of Bangladesh

Throughout Bangladesh there are many and varied water bodies offering considerable potential for fish cultivation. But poor farmers are unable to provide all the inputs required for intensive production methods. 

Mobile Fish Hatchery and PCR tested shrimp seeds radically increases Spawn and shrimp production in Bangladesh

The Halda River is the best pure Indian carp breeding river in Bangladesh and the major source of naturally produced carp fry. But traditional method of egg hatching often leads to low hatching and survival rates of spawn.

Simple technology changed fish hatchery production scenario in Bangladesh

Most of the fish hatcheries of Bangladesh are situated at Jessore district. Oxygen concentration in the water of these hatcheries is very low and carbon dioxide level is higher than desired.

Bridge over troubled waters

Globally large dams have long been controversial. Whilst their benefits are often significant, their construction inevitably leads to the displacement and involuntary resettlement of communities.
 

Shahnaz is a role model for rural women in fish culture

Shahnaz Dewan, a former elected member of local government, lives in Adabari village in Tangail District, Bangladesh. While Shanaz was engaged in household activity and social work, her husband used traditional methods of raising Indian Major Carp in his pond and she had very little involvement in fish culture.
 

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