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Table 2

Summary of identified climate change resilient fisheries or aquaculture strategies adopted by the local fisher folk in some wetlands of West Bengal

S. no.Name of the indigenous strategyLocationRelevancea
1. Temporary pre-summer enclosure Bhomra Beel Culture fisheries 
2. Torch light fishing Bhomra BeeCapture fishery 
3. Deep pool (Komor) refuge Akaipur Beel Capture fishery 
4. Autumn stocking East Kolkata Wetland Culture fishery 
5. Submerged branch pile (Kata) refuge East Kolkata Wetland, Garapota Baor Culture fishery 
6. Floating aquatic macrophyte refuge (Pana chapaGarapota Baor Culture based capture fishery 
S. no.Name of the indigenous strategyLocationRelevancea
1. Temporary pre-summer enclosure Bhomra Beel Culture fisheries 
2. Torch light fishing Bhomra BeeCapture fishery 
3. Deep pool (Komor) refuge Akaipur Beel Capture fishery 
4. Autumn stocking East Kolkata Wetland Culture fishery 
5. Submerged branch pile (Kata) refuge East Kolkata Wetland, Garapota Baor Culture fishery 
6. Floating aquatic macrophyte refuge (Pana chapaGarapota Baor Culture based capture fishery 

aRelevance = Domain of fisheries for which the strategy is felt to be most appropriate for application and further optimization; detailed in text (based on group-discussed consensus between fish traders and fisheries cooperative manager).

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