Status Report March 2001: Environmental and socio-economic impacts of shrimp farming in Bangladesh (2ndPhase)
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Bangladesh was visited in the period 25 February - 9 March 2001 to discuss the results from last years field study and to make final plans for 2001. The Gher at Soladana, has been selected as the main study area and details of sampling procedures were determined with the staff at the farm. A workshop for discussion of the results from 2000 was arranged at the Faculty of Economics & Rural Sociology. The outcome of the scientific studies was presented at meeting at the Royal Norwegian Embassy/NORAD office in Dhaka. A continuation of the project (Phase 3) was discussed briefly at the meeting, and a sketch for an ecotoxicological study was also presented and discussed. In connection with plans for a possible ecotoxicologial project, visits were made to highly polluted river areas in Dhaka (Buriganga river) and outside Dhaka. A prelimnary review "Environmental and socio-economic problems of shrimp farming in various countries" has been included as an appendix.