Aquatic Resources Development and Conservation Study

The Fourth Fisheries Project will support sustainable growth in, and equitable distribution of the benefits generated from, increased fish and shrimp production for domestic consumption and exports. The project will contribute to poverty alleviation in Bangladesh, by improving the livelihoods of poor people dependant on fisheries resources. This goal will be achieved through a variety of interventions in the aquatic resources sector, the purpose of which will be to: improve the access of poor people to aquatic resources for food and income; improve the capacity of local users to manage aquatic resources in a sustainable and equitable fashion; sustain and, where possible, enhance the production of fish and shrimp by small-scale producers; improve employment opportunities and incomes for small-scale producers; and improve the capacity of the Department of Fisheries and other concerned public sector agencies to effectively support private sector fisheries.