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This working paper is a profile analysis of the legal, institutional, and policy mechanisms of Bangladesh in its management of fisheries and coastal resources. This is one of the major outputs of the project entitled "Management of Fisheries, Coastal Resources and the Coastal Environment in Indonesia: Institutional, Legal and Policy Perspectives".

This working paper is an output of the project on Management of Fisheries, Coastal Resources and the Coastal Environment in Cambodia: Institutional, Legal and Policy Perspectives. It intends to provide a basis for a country profile. The findings in this working paper will be included in a regional study that includes Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

In the Sixth Five-Year Plan (1994-1999) the Government of Indonesia is starting to decentralize the management of natural resources to lower level authorities. This devolvement of management is seen in the case of forestry and irrigation but may not in fisheries. The successful system of ideal level resource management is mostly adopted from the traditional system, such as: subak irrigation in Bali, tumpangsari system in forestry, and sasi system in Mollucas for fisheries, etc.

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