• M.R. Karim Urban and Rural Planning Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh
  • M.S. Shah Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh



Shrimp culture; Agriculture; Brackishwater; Soil fertility; Crop production


Impact of brackish water shrimp culture on agriculture was studied in the Rampal Thana of Bagerhat district. Evidences for serious land degradation were obtained through surveys on the land use patterns, areas of land available for agriculture and level of production in various field crops covering a period of about two decades since 1975 when shrimp cult ure began in the area. The progressive accumulation of salt in the soil threatens permanent loss of soil fertility and has restricted the crop production in the area. The negative impacts of brackish water shrimp cultivation in the area is substantial in totality. Shrimp cultivation needs proper legal framework for providing check on furthering deterioration.


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How to Cite

M. . Karim and M. . Shah, “BRACKISH WATER SHRIMP CULTIVATION RESTRICT THE COASTAL AGRICULTURE”, Khulna Univ. Stud., pp. 123–134, May 2000.



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