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Can "integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA)" adapt to climate change in coastal Bangladesh?

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posted on 2016-11-01, 00:00 authored by Nesar Ahmed, Marion Glaser
The coastal aquaculture sector in Bangladesh is dominated by export-oriented freshwater prawn and saltwater shrimp farming. However, the culture of prawn and shrimp in coastal Bangladesh has been accompanied by recent concerns over climate change. Different climatic variables, including cyclone, drought, flood, rainfall, salinity, sea level rise, and sea surface temperature have had adverse effects on prawn and shrimp production. Considering vulnerability to the effects of climate change on coastal aquaculture, one of the adaptation strategies is “Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA)”. Open-water IMTA in coastal Bangladesh would be a novel process of growing different finfish and shellfish with seaweeds in an integrated farm. IMTA is considered an ecosystem approach adaptation strategy to climate change which could generate environmental and economic benefits. We suggest institutional support to facilitate IMTA in coastal Bangladesh.

History

Journal

Ocean & coastal management

Volume

132

Pagination

120 - 131

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0964-5691

eISSN

1873-524X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal