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Top Ideas for Ocean Resource Management

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In June of 2015, Bangladesh Priorities held a roundtable of sector experts to discuss the best solutions for managing ocean resources. Combined with in-depth interviews and review of the 26 background studies of the 7th Five Year Plan (7FYP) and the Plan itself, the most notable ideas focused on: creating natural corridors for freshwater fishes, addressing coastal erosion from rising sea-level and increasing storm activities, and, designing an integrated coastal and ocean management policy and framework to be implemented by a special task force (e.g. under the Prime Minister's Office). Other interventions included establishment of more wind power plants, strengthening capacity levels of national bodies, increasing marine and coastal tourism awareness, controlling marine pollution and protection and marine sector data management.

Proposed Ideas 

The prominent ideas arising from the roundtable are highlighted in the following presentation.

Roundtable Attendees 

Prominent discussants in the roundtable were Badlul Imam, Professor, University of Dhaka, Shrabane Datta, Senior Researcher, Mesovision Consultancy Ltd, Md. Rafiqul Alam, General Manager,BAPEX, Atatul Kabir, Marine Engineer, Ananda Shipyard, and Ferdous Ahmed, Deputy Chief (Marine), Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock.

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Click here to download a PDF list of all the proposed ocean resource manamgent ideas.