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Title: Impacts of and resilience to climate change at the bottom of the shrimp commodity chain in Bangladesh : a preliminary investigation
Authors: Shaikh Mohammad Kais
Md Saidul Islam
Keywords: Shrimp
Social sciences::Geography::Environmental sciences
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Shaikh Mohammad Kais & Md Saidul Islam (2018). Impacts of and resilience to climate change at the bottom of the shrimp commodity chain in Bangladesh : a preliminary investigation. Aquaculture, 493, 406-415. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2017.05.024
Series/Report no.: Aquaculture
Abstract: In the context of the exhaustion of marine fisheries, aquaculture increasingly plays a mounting role in the world economy and food security. However, it is confronted with and deeply affected by various threats and disruptions caused by global climate change. Bangladesh, a key site for global aquaculture production, contributes very little to global green-house gas emissions; however, it is one of the worst victims of climatic turmoil. While Bangladesh earns a large amount of foreign currency from the commercial shrimp providing livelihoods for millions, its goal of a sustainable aquaculture is recently hindered by its exposure to climate change vulnerability and extremes. Coastal Bangladesh, where shrimp is cultured, is frequently affected by extreme climatic disruptions like cyclones and storm surges that severely damage the entire coastal aquaculture. Drawing on primary and secondary data from Bangladesh shrimp industry, and using conceptual threads of climate vulnerability and resilience, this paper critically examines how and to what extent shrimp aquaculture in Bangladesh—located at the bottom of a buyer-driven commodity chain— becomes vulnerable and builds resilience to global climate change.
ISSN: 0044-8486
DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2017.05.024
Rights: © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Aquaculture and is made available with permission of Elsevier B.V.
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