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Resilient Bangladesh: Fishermen cope with rougher seas

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Published on Mar 19, 2010

Mohammed Illias has fished the waters of Magna River since he was 12. To better support his family, he saved money to purchase his own boat. However, in 2008, he and 10 other fishermen were caught in a terrible storm. The boat was badly damaged and began to sink. Luckily, all of the fisherman on-board survived.

Read the associated article, and two others in the series, here: http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/?s=Resilie...

With the help of local and international NGOs, Mohammed was able to restore his boat. By reinforcing the foundation with steel bars, his boat was made stronger. He feels confident that his boat will now be able to withstand the rough waves. As an added result, the boat now allows him travel further out into the sea and increase his catch.

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