Economic rationalization of fisheries exploitation through management: experiences from the open-water inland fisheries management in Bangladesh

The inland open-water fisheries of Bangladesh retained an open-access character under a traditional management method through a system of leasing out the water bodies to middlemen intermediaries. A new fisheries management policy (NMFP) is under execution attempting to replace the system of leasing out fishing rights to highest bidders (usually middlemen) for a licensing program granting fishing rights directly to genuine fishermen. This paper discusses the NMFP in terms of some preliminary results obtained from experimental implementation, followed by a discussion of the major problems and constraints in achieving the management objectives.


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