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Conservation and sustainability of fish and other marine species
by Bangladesh (Government)
As a measure to protect, conserve and enhance the ecological sustainability of the fish and other marine species, the Government of Bangladesh has already taken legislative measures and committed resources to continue 65 days fishing ban for all kinds of fishes and 8 months fishing ban of juvenile fish of less than 23 cm concerning Hilsha species every year in the coastal waters and EEZ of Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal, and totally ban destructive fishing practices in marine areas and effectively regulate measures to prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
Progress reports
14.4
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Compliance, monitoring and enforcement
2017
Continue 65 days fishing ban for all kinds of fishe
2017
Fishing ban of juvenile fish of less than 23 cm concerning Hilsha species for eight months every year in the coastal waters and EEZ of Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal
2030
Totally ban destructive fishing practices in marine areas and effectively regulate measures to prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
Other, please specify
Resource mobilisation from domestic sources
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 - 2030
Partners
Lead entity- Ministry of Foreign Affairs, other entities- Ministry of Fisheries, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Law, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Local community, private sector
Contact information
Md. Khurshed Alam, Secretary, Maritime Affairs Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, khurshed.alam@mofa.gov.bd, humayun.kabir@mofa.gov.bd, +88 02 9564645
Dhaka, Bangladesh
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