[QODLink]
South Asia

Environmental toll of Bangladesh shrimp farms

Fishermen in Bangladesh say shrimp farms are flooding their fishing areas with salt and reducing their catch.

Last updated: 24 Mar 2014 12:04
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Fishermen in Bangladesh say that shrimp farms are flooding their waters with salt and reducing the number of freshwater fish they can catch.

The shrimp-farming industry is the country's second largest after garment production but saltwater intrusion is also harming the world's largest mangrove rainforest. Representatives of the shrimp industry say it is unfair to blame them.

Al Jazeera's Maher Sattar reports from Khulna city in southern Bangladesh.

68

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.

Featured
More than 400 gaming dens operate on native lands, but critics say social ills and inequality stack the deck.
The Palestinian president is expected to address the UN with a new proposal for the creation of a Palestinian state.
Nearly 1,200 aboriginal females have been killed or disappeared over 30 years with little justice served, critics say.
Ethnic violence has wracked China's restive Xinjiang region, leading to a tight government clampdown.
Malay artists revitalise the art of puppeteering by fusing tradition with modern characters such as Darth Vader.