Bangladesh has the fourth largest population of Asia with more than 150 million people and is the most densely populated country in the world. Bangladesh is located in the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta, the world its largest delta, and home to the ‘sundarbans‘, one of the world’s largest remaining mangrove forests. Its long coastline connects Bangladesh in the southwest to India and in the southeast to Myanmar. While textiles is by far the most important sector for its economy in terms of GDP, almost 50% of Bangladesh its labour force still depends on the agricultural sector. Aquaculture, fisheries, and related processing are important for its economy in terms of food security, employment and export earnings. The aquaculture sector consists of brackish and fresh water shrimp production and the production of various fresh water fishes such as carps, tilapia and pangasius. Its capture fishery consists of a well developed inland fishery and relatively underdeveloped marine fishery.
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