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Review of aquaculture and fish consumption in Bangladesh

  • Belton, B.
  • Karim, M.
  • Thilsted, S.
  • Murshed-E-Jahan, K.
  • Collis, W.
  • Phillips, M.
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    Fish play a crucial role in the Bangladeshi diet, providing more than 60% of animal source food, representing a crucial source of micro-nutrients, and possessing an extremely strong cultural attachment. Fish (including shrimp and prawn) is the second most valuable agricultural crop, and its production contributes to the livelihoods and employment of millions. The culture and consumption of fish therefore has important implications for national food and nutrition security, poverty and growth. This review examines the current state of knowledge on the aquaculture sector and fish consumption in Bangladesh, based on extensive analysis of secondary sources (including unpublished data unavailable elsewhere), consultation with various experts and specially conducted surveys. The review is comprised of three sections. Section 1 describes the main systems of aquaculture production in terms of their technical and social characteristics and outputs. Section 2 addresses issues relating to seed and feed. The final section analyses fish consumption patterns and demand, and attempts to estimate the volumes of fish produced from a range of sources.

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    This book is provided by The WorldFish Center in its series Working Papers with number 39574 and published in 2011.
    ISBN: 978-983-2346-79-1
    Handle: RePEc:wfi:wfbook:39574
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