BD team off to Philippines to share learning biodiversity conservation

12 Dec,2016


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

A delegation of Bangladesh left here for Philippines on a 5-day visit under an exchange visit, aiming to share learning from key fisheries resources conservation projects.

The seven-member delegation left the country for Philippines on Sunday.

The delegattion, comprising officials from the government, USAID Bangladesh and WorldFish, will share experiences on fisheries resource management under the ECOFISH Philippines project, said communications manager (Bangladesh and South Asia) of WorldFish Mohammad Mahabubur Rahman.

He said the officials will visit two USAID-funded projects focusing on biodiversity conservation via fisheries management.

Both countries – Bangladesh and Philippines - have been experiencing decline in fisheries resources and poverty among coastal communities.

Later in 2017, a Philippine delegation will visit USAID funded ECOFISH Bangladesh project.

WorldFish, along with the Department of Fisheries (DoF) administer the project, which focuses on the conservation of Bangladesh’s national fish ‘hilsa’. The project has so far provided livelihood support to 10,000 fishing households during fishing ban periods.

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