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Fisheries and livestock

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The fisheries and livestock sector is regarded important for its potential in poverty alleviation, export earning, and meeting the protein intake needs of the population. In recent years, the sector has been playing a major role in the uplift efforts of Bangladesh . It is a labor-intensive and quick-yielding sector, which augments growth and reduces poverty. Around 1.2 million people are directly employed in the capture and culture fisheries. Overall, 120 million people depend on the fisheries and livestock sector, directly or indirectly, for their livelihood.

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Bangladesh has immense natural potential for developing the fisheries sub-sector. The sub-sector contributes 5.38%of the GDP and more than 20%of the agriculture sector. The fisheries sub-sector includes open water bodies such as rivers, canals, lakes, etc., and closed water bodies such as ponds and flood control polders totaling 4.4 million hectare. Almost 60% of the country's protein requirement, around 70% of exports in the primary commodity category and almost 6% of total exports come from this sub-sector.

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The sub-sector recorded a continuous annual growth of around 8% during the 1990s. This increase is due to both government and private initiatives. Fish production increased to 1.87 million metric tons during 2002-03.

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A National Fisheries Policy has been formulated by the government to provide direction to development of the fisheries sub-sector. It is likely to impact on the production, conservation and storage capacity of the country's fisheries resources resulting in addition supply or protein in food consumption, generation of additional employment and increased foreign exchange earnings. The government is providing various incentives to the sector in infrastructure, credit, research and extension facilities. Different NGOs are also undertaking programs to introduce new technology and train fishermen to be able to raise production. Hatcheries are being set up through private initiatives. Bangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation is providing marketing and storage facilities to fishermen and traders.

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With an annual growth rate of around 3% during the 1990s, the contribution of the livestock sub-sector to GDP and the agriculture sector as a whole is currently 3.1% and 16.1% respectively. It has shown much potential to develop as a commercial sector with employment and income opportunities both in the rural and urban areas. A large number of enterprises-cattle, poultry and dairy farms-have grown in the private sector in recent years. Livestock population is estimated (2001-02)to be 81.7million cattle and 163.5 million poultry. Shortage of Livestock products is attributed to the prevalence of diseases, poor quality of animals and feed shortages. Under the public sector programs, improvement of the genetic quality of existing stock is currently being carried forward through establishment of breeding stations and cattle raising units and a wide network of artificial insemination services. An extensive program has been undertaken for fodder cultivation, under which improved seeds and seedlings are being distributed to the farmers, the NGOs and the private farms. The government has also undertaken a goat-breeding project recently for poverty alleviation throughout the country.

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••••••••••••••••••

Fisheries and livestock

••••••••••••••••••

The fisheries and livestock sector is regarded important for its potential in poverty alleviation, export earning, and meeting the protein intake needs of the population. In recent years, the sector has been playing a major role in the uplift efforts of Bangladesh . It is a labor-intensive and quick-yielding sector, which augments growth and reduces poverty. Around 1.2 million people are directly employed in the capture and culture fisheries. Overall, 120 million people depend on the fisheries and livestock sector, directly or indirectly, for their livelihood.

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Bangladesh has immense natural potential for developing the fisheries sub-sector. The sub-sector contributes 5.38%of the GDP and more than 20%of the agriculture sector. The fisheries sub-sector includes open water bodies such as rivers, canals, lakes, etc., and closed water bodies such as ponds and flood control polders totaling 4.4 million hectare. Almost 60% of the country's protein requirement, around 70% of exports in the primary commodity category and almost 6% of total exports come from this sub-sector.

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The sub-sector recorded a continuous annual growth of around 8% during the 1990s. This increase is due to both government and private initiatives. Fish production increased to 1.87 million metric tons during 2002-03.

••••••••••••••••••

A National Fisheries Policy has been formulated by the government to provide direction to development of the fisheries sub-sector. It is likely to impact on the production, conservation and storage capacity of the country's fisheries resources resulting in addition supply or protein in food consumption, generation of additional employment and increased foreign exchange earnings. The government is providing various incentives to the sector in infrastructure, credit, research and extension facilities. Different NGOs are also undertaking programs to introduce new technology and train fishermen to be able to raise production. Hatcheries are being set up through private initiatives. Bangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation is providing marketing and storage facilities to fishermen and traders.

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With an annual growth rate of around 3% during the 1990s, the contribution of the livestock sub-sector to GDP and the agriculture sector as a whole is currently 3.1% and 16.1% respectively. It has shown much potential to develop as a commercial sector with employment and income opportunities both in the rural and urban areas. A large number of enterprises-cattle, poultry and dairy farms-have grown in the private sector in recent years. Livestock population is estimated (2001-02)to be 81.7million cattle and 163.5 million poultry. Shortage of Livestock products is attributed to the prevalence of diseases, poor quality of animals and feed shortages. Under the public sector programs, improvement of the genetic quality of existing stock is currently being carried forward through establishment of breeding stations and cattle raising units and a wide network of artificial insemination services. An extensive program has been undertaken for fodder cultivation, under which improved seeds and seedlings are being distributed to the farmers, the NGOs and the private farms. The government has also undertaken a goat-breeding project recently for poverty alleviation throughout the country.

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