Sunny, A.R.; Prodhan, S.H.; Ashrafuzzaman, M.; Sazzad, S.A.; Mithun, M.H.; Haider, K.N.; Alam, M.T. Understanding Livelihood Characteristics and Vulnerabilities of Small-scale Fishers in Coastal Bangladesh. Preprints2020, 2020060303. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202006.0303.v1
Sunny, A.R., Prodhan, S.H., Ashrafuzzaman, M., Sazzad, S.A., Mithun, M.H., Haider, K.N., & Alam, M.T. (2020). Understanding Livelihood Characteristics and Vulnerabilities of Small-scale Fishers in Coastal Bangladesh. Preprints. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202006.0303.v1
Sunny, A.R., K.M. Nadim Haider and Md Tariqul Alam. 2020 "Understanding Livelihood Characteristics and Vulnerabilities of Small-scale Fishers in Coastal Bangladesh" Preprints. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202006.0303.v1
Small-scale fishers are considered as one of the most vulnerable communities in Bangladesh but very few studies focused on the livelihood sustainability and vulnerabilities of this professional group. A fieldwork in lower Padma and upper Meghna hilsa sanctuaries identifies different livelihood characters and associated vulnerabilities of the fishers. A conceptual framework known as Sustainable Livelihood Approaches (SLA) has been introduced to analyses the qualitative and quantitative data. The insights of the livelihood strategies provide on small-scale fishers and fisheries management have been explained and explored. Fishers are found solely dependent on fishing, economically insolvent and neglected. In addition, some socio-economic abstractions such as low income, credit insolvency, lack of substitute earning flexibility make them more vulnerable. A number of effective suggestions are elicited from fishers’ perceptions, the implementation of which is crucial to ensure livelihood sustainability of the small-scale fishers.
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