Modern shrimp farming, the production of marine shrimp in impoundments, ponds, raceways and tanks, got started in the early s, and, today, over fifty countries have shrimp farms.
Share via Email As more farmers convert freshwater fields into shrimp farms the salt from seawater seeps further inland.
Joanna Lovatt Coastal Bangladesh is an unlikely place for a fresh water crisis. Mighty rivers carve paths through the landscape, all the way from melting Himalayan glaciers in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south.
Viewed from above, the countryside is an extensive patchwork of agricultural ponds, glinting in the sunlight. But farmer Sheikh Zillur Rahman, who complains of skin disease and stomach problems, is adamant there is a problem. He, like many of his neighbours, cultivates the lucrative, salt-loving shrimp.
He acknowledges that the practice of shrimp farming might be linked to his water woes — shrimp cultivation requires that his pond be kept saline, which means that salt can accumulate in the soil and leach into groundwater supplies and adjacent land.
He has been farming shrimp since Wonder of the aquatic world under threat from plans for Mekong dams Read more Shrimp cultivation became a necessity for the populations living on the external coastland when, by the s, a combination of natural and manmade disasters had made the soil too salty to grow rice.
An upriver dam, for example, continues to strangle the fresh water supply. Fierce cyclones also regularly batter the coast, inundating the land with seawater.
However, the shrimp industry is also responsible for worsening the water crisis. To maximise profit, large-scale commercial farmers coerced smallholders like Zillur to convert their freshwater fields into shrimp farms.
The salinity seeped ever further inland. This has decimated the flora and fauna diversity, says Prof Dilip Datta, a lecturer in environmental science at Khulna University. Dr Mohammad Iqbal is a medical doctor and public health scientist who has been based in the south-east coastal district of Chakaria for almost 20 years.
He watched the devastating environmental impact of shrimp cultivation unfold first-hand.
The farmers, he says, used to be able to grow fruit and vegetables and rear livestock and poultry. But now they completely depend on the market to feed their families.
At the same time, milk and eggs are almost always absent.Broadly speaking, industry includes manufacturing and service activities. Production, processing and assembling, and rehabilitation and fabrication of manufactured goods are included in industry.
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