Environmental toll of Bangladesh shrimp farms

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

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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