Silvipisciculture Project in Sunderbans. West Bengal: A Summary Report of BOBP’s Assistance - BOBP/WP/62

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Silvi-pisciculture Project in Sunderbans.
West Bengal: A Summary Report of BOBP’s Assistance

by
Charles L. Angell
Senior Aquaculturist, BOBP
and
James Muir
Aquaculture Engineer, FA0 (Consultant)


Executing Agency: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Funding Agency: SWEDISH INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
&
DANISH INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Development of Small-Scale Fisheries in the Bay of Bengal. Madras, India, September 1990

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PREFACE

This paper summarizes technical assistance provided by the BOBP to a silvipisciculture project in the Sunderbans, West Bengal. The project was implemented by the forest department of the West Bengal Government, and funded by SIDA (Swedish International Development Authority) between 1983 and 1988.

BOBP assistance was provided in the form of four consultancy assignments between end-1986 and early 1988, and related to the pisciculture aspect of the project. Specifically, it concerned advice on the development of high- yielding acquaculture techniques, and the construction of appropriate cost-effective sluice designs; and a social feasibility study to stimulate people’s participation in the project.

The Bay of Bengal Programme aims at developing, demonstrating and promoting technologies and methodologies to improve the conditions of small-scale fisherfolk communities in seven member-countries—Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand. Assistance to the silvi-piscicu!ture project was provided by the BOBP’s main project, which was funded by SIDA in its first phase (1979-1986) and is being funded jointly by DANIDA and SIDA during its second phase, which began 1987.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS


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1. INTRODUCTION
2. BOBP’S INPUTS
3. CONTROLLED STOCKING
4. RESEARCH
5. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING
6. EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
7. PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION
8. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS


APPENDICESpdf

1. Background information used in design calculations
2. Cost outline — sluices
3. Cost outline — protective works
4. Cost outline — silvipisciculture project


PUBLICATIONS OF THE BAY OF BENGAL PROGRAMMEpdf