Status report: "Environmental and socio-economic impact of shrimp farming in Bangladesh (2nd Phase)" and Report from The International Conference on Aquaculture in the Third Millennium 20 - 25 February 2000, Bangkok, Thailand
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The work plans of the 2nd Phase of the project were prepared and discussed at meetings at Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh togheter with all five collaborating scientists. A seminar, on experience from the ongoing project, were carried out at BAU. Informal meetings were held at the Norwegian Embassy/NORAD and SPARRSO in Dhaka. As a part of objective 1 "water quality monitoring of shrimp farms", an evaluation of chemical methods were accomplished. Students were trained in routine procedures at the laboratory including use of instruments, calibrations, routine analyses and internal quality control. An International Conference on Aquaculture in the Third Millennium were held in Bangkok, Thailand 20-25 February, 2000, and Bergheim, Braaten and Wahab attended. A short summary of the environmental aspects from the conference is presented together with recommendations from the various sessions. The relevance of the present research projects is briefly discussed in light of the recommendations and findings from the conference. The accepted conference paper on "water quality in extensive and semi-intensive shrimp ponds in Bangladesh" are enclosed.