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Almost a half million fishers in Bangladesh are predominantly reliant on the hilsa shad (Tenualosa ilisha) fishery in the Meghna River and estuarine ecosystem. This paper adopts a broadened concept of social-ecological traps to frame the complex dynamics that emerge from social and ecological interactions in this highly natural resource-dependent social-ecological system (SES).
This editorial provides introduction to the 13 contributions to this special issue which present inventory data on many previously undescribed capture fisheries, farming systems, geographical regions, inventory flows and supporting processes. The 13 papers also introduce methodological advances in the form of statistical considerations, impact categories relevant to aquatic resources, and spatial considerations.
Aquaculture in Zambia is growing and likely to play an important role for food and nutrition security in the country. While outputs in capture fisheries and small-scale aquaculture are stagnating, commercial aquaculture holds promising potential to help increasing the availability and accessibility of fish in the country, especially for the poor.