Halting extinction: Ensuring live release of sawfish alleviating barriers of fishers in Bangladesh

Photo: Alifa Haque
Grantee Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka
Location Bangladesh
Grant Amount 25,000
Duration One year

Science and fishers’ traditional knowledge are needed to create policies in an inclusive manner. To accomplish this, it is important to create a network of fishers and motivating them to release sawfish live by helping them to break barriers. This project aims to create a model approach in collaboration with primary stakeholders, policy makers and researchers to mitigate sawfish bycatch in developing countries and limit further population decline.