Status report March 2002: Environmental and socio-economic impacts of shrimp farming in Bangladesh (2nd Phase)
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This years visit to Bangladesh lasted from 25 February to 9 March 2002. Since this was the last visit to Bangladesh as a part of this project, the time was used to arrange a seminar with shrimp farmers in Paikgacha, the main study area, and to attend a national workshop held in Dhaka. Besides, we participated in several meetings with the project group and attended a meeting at the Norwegian Embassy. The seminar at the Brackish Water Fisheries Research Station (BFRI) in Paikgacha was very useful with important feedback from farmers regarding environmental problems, better management and new technology. problems, better management and new technology. The workshop in Dhaka was held at the BRAC Centre with about 60 participants included special invited guests. The guests were The Norwegian Ambassador, Ms Gerd Wahlstrøm, Secretary at Ministry of Fisheries & Livestock, Dr. Z. Karim, Vice Chancellor at BAURES, Prof. M. Rahman and Director at BAU, Prof. Md. Shahjahan. There were participants from governmental institutions, universities, research institutes, shrimp farmers and consultants. This report contains abstracts from the lectures given, participant list, photos and two full papers prepared by Bjørn Braaten and Asbjørn Bergheim, respectively.