Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Center

vision_fish_research_bangladesh_scrsht1The BFRI (Bangladesh Fish Research Institute) as a public sector organization is mandated to conduct research and feedback to DoF with appropriate technological support. Public university and other members of NARS institutes also contribute in technology generation within the national mandates. The vision of BFRI is to become a Center of Excellence for fisheries research to generate technologies and management guidelines for all sub sectors. However, out of the research organization in terms of technology generation need to be matched with the NFP and government support.

Fish production has been estimated 53.64 million metric ton in 2030 in Bangladesh. It has been estimated based on the annual growth rate. Though the target is ambitious, but, is not impossible to achieve. Well considered strategies, improving management practices, effective targeted investment with right mix of policy and political commitment the potentials for the fisheries sector over the coming decades can be of very positive. Technology generation is a prime requisite and important for production support. Government support for the availability of inputs, credit, market facilities, infrastructures development are the instrumentals for the research and development. It is to be noted that research and development accomplished a great deal so far. With all the constraints, fish production had shown increase in recent past. However, the future is challenging and there is no scope for complacency both in research and in development.

vision_fish_research_bangladesh_scrsht1Based on the production target in 2030 as a milestone fixing of research agenda with priority is essential. It is important to outline the program areas and activities, which will support to achieve the production targets projected. A meaningful vision should have emphasis on the following issues:

  1. Assessing the technological needs and reassessment of developed and existing technologies for variable agro ecological condition and social settings.
  2. Assessment of manpower, research facilities, institutional collaboration, fund requirement.
  3. Explore recent advances to frontier research in order to generate new technologies that will enable for fish production in adverse condition efficiently.
  4. Explore advance management practices of fisheries science to improve efficiency of resource use.

Many of the research conduct under collaboration of research and extension organizations and also with the international development partners. Through such collaboration, BFRI and NARS have developed linkages with WFC, DANIDA, DFID, IFAD, NORAD, IRRI, IWMI, IDRC, NACA, and other international research centers.


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Marine Preserve proposal for SE Florida; at FWC

2008-03-04 08:39:50 by EarthRehab

Marine Preserve proposal w/ public hearing today..
Marine Preserve from coastline to 90 ft. for SouthEast Florida proposal.
(credit to Sun Sentinel)
The federal government is now proposing to declare an extensive protected area for the two species from the coasts of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties through the Florida Keys to the U.S. islands of the Caribbean.
Designation of the 4,931-square-mile area could affect plans for beach-widening, port expansions, sewage discharges, ship anchoring and other coastal activities


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