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Assessing fishers' empowerment in Inland openwater fisheries in Bangladesh.


Kabir, Golam Md. Shamsul and Tai, Shzee Yew and Mohd Noh, Kusairi and Law, Siong Hook (2011) Assessing fishers' empowerment in Inland openwater fisheries in Bangladesh. Ecological Economics, 70 (11). pp. 2114-2123. ISSN 0921-8009


The Community Based Fisheries Management (CBFM) approach has made a significant contribution towards improvement of fishers' empowerment of inland openwater fisheries in Bangladesh aiming to manage their resources efficiently. This arrangement introduced CBFM approaches named fisher-led, community-led and women-led approach. A wider range of local institutional arrangements as community based organizations (CBOs) have been established through participatory process with legal entity. Now, the CBOs as local institutions and fishers are more empowered in participation of fishery management under co-management arrangement. The study reveals that there is still lack of institutional arrangement to be achieved at optimum level. This paper presents and assesses the empowerment status of the fisher communities in inland openwater fisheries under co-management arrangement in Bangladesh through Factor analysis and regression model. This study might have policy implication to replicate the community based fishery management approach to promote empowerment for better management.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2011.06.009
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Community based fishery management; Bangladesh; Inland openwater fisheries; CBFM approach; Empowerment; CBOs and co-management.
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2013 03:34
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2015 02:38
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/24258
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