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Shrimp cultivation and coastal livelihood: a focus on Bangladesh coastal vulnerability

Karim, A.H.M Zehadul and Mustari, Sohela (2015) Shrimp cultivation and coastal livelihood: a focus on Bangladesh coastal vulnerability. Asian Social Science, 11 (28). pp. 109-115. ISSN 1911-2017

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Abstract

Shrimp cultivation has developed rapidly in coastal Bangladesh. Secondary literature provides evidence that to afford an alternative way of livelihood for the locals, shrimp cultivation has been extended widely throughout the coastal areas of Bangladesh. But, the extension of shrimp farming is unable to create work opportunity for the locals in the true sense. In this research, by using a household survey, to know their basic demographic information, it is revealed that though 80% of the household heads main occupation is fishing and related works only 0.71% of their main source of fishing is shrimp farm. Moreover, in-depth interviews and focus group discussions disclose that shrimp cultivation of this village is controlled and retained by the rich and outside investors, not by the poor locals. This research also discovers that man-made disasters along with natural disasters are equally responsible for generating vulnerability from shrimp cultivation.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6372/46083
Uncontrolled Keywords: vulnerability, shrimp cultivation, Bangladesh, livelihoods, man-made disasters
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. A.H.M. Zehadul Karim
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 10:01
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 09:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46083

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