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Coping and adaptation against decreasing fish resources : case study of fishermen in Lake Inle, Myanmar

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  • Okamoto, Ikuko

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Fishermen depend on Lake Inle in Myanmar for their livelihood. However, the lake has been undergoing environmental degradation over the years. Adding to the long-term decrease in the catch because of this degradation, these fishermen faced extremely low water levels in 2010, which they had previously not experienced. Based on field surveys, this paper aims to reveal how fishermen adapted and coped with the changing environment as well as the sudden shock of the abnormally low water levels.

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  • Okamoto, Ikuko, 2012. "Coping and adaptation against decreasing fish resources : case study of fishermen in Lake Inle, Myanmar," IDE Discussion Papers 329, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
  • Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper329
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    Keywords

    Fisheries; Environmental problems; Myanmar; Coping; Adaptation; Resource; Fishermen;

    JEL classification:

    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q22 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Fishery

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