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Title: Biology and fisheries of Hilsa shad in Bay of Bengal
Authors: Hossain, Mostafa A. R.; Das, Isha; Genevier, Lily; Hazra, Sugata; Rahman, Munsur; Barange, Manuel; Fernandes, Jose A.
Citation: SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 2019, 651, 1720-1734
Abstract: Hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) or river shad is an anadromous fish species widely distributed in the North Indian Ocean, mainly in the Bay of Bengal (BoB). Hilsa is the national fish of Bangladesh and it contributes 10\% of the total fish production of the country, with a market value of \$1.74 billion. Hilsa also holds a very important place in the economics of West Bengal of India with 12.5\% of the catch and also tops the marine capture in Myanmar. During the last two decades Hilsa production from inland waters has been stable, whereas marine yields in the BoB increased substantially. In order to sustainably manage the trans-boundary stock of Hilsa, the taxonomy, distribution, habitat, migration patterns, population dynamics, fisheries and socio-economics aspects of the fishery have been reviewed here. To achieve a successful trans-boundarymanagement for the Hilsa stock, complete ban on undersize fishing, well-targeted temporal and spatial bans, creation of protected areas in strategic points, incentive for Hilsa fishers and ecological restoration of Hilsa habitats and more work on technological development of Hilsa aquaculture are recommended. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Hilsa shad; Bay of Bengal (BoB); Trans-boundary fishery management; Sustainable fishing; TENUALOSA-ILISHA HAM.; ENVIRONMENTAL-CHANGE; INDIAN SHAD; BANGLADESH; HAMILTON; SIZE; CLUPEIDAE; COASTAL; RIVER; EXPLOITATION
Issue Date: 2019
Type: Article
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.034
ISSN: 0048-9697
E-ISSN: 1879-1026
Funder: Department for International Development, UK Government (DFID) [IDRC 107642]
International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada
Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) program [NE-J002755-1]
Department for International Development (DFID)
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)NERC Natural Environment Research Council
Gipuzkoa Talent Fellowships program
Gipuzkoa Provincial Council, Spain
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)Economic \& Social Research Council (ESRC)
Appears in Publication types:Artículos científicos

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