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Universiti Malaysia Sabah – Community-based management of shrimp ranching for multiple benefits

By on August 30, 2016
Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Contact name and title
Prof. Dr. Saleem Mustafa


Title of activity
Community-based management of shrimp ranching for multiple benefits

Description of activity
Revived a depleted fishery in a river passing through the thickly populated city in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. This was achieved through full cooperation of community, decision-support from policy makers and technical assistance in shrimp seed production and ranching from Borneo Marine Research Institute of Universiti Malaysia Sabah. The local community now cares about the waterway that was long lost as a fishing ground since it is emerging as a source of high-value aquatic food. This project has made the indigenous community more socially cohesive and environmentally responsible.
Sustainable Development Goal 11 targets relating to activity
11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, per-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning

Main themes of this activity
Social Inclusion

Changes that took place as a result of this activity
As described above
How the impact of the activity was measured
Through community feedback on the benefits.
Direct observations on community behaviour.
Scientific analysis of outputs.
Links related to the activity
  • http://www.ums.edu.my/ipmb
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