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EEZ Lines Won’t Save Fish in the Bay of Bengal

Countries along the Bay of Bengal have finalized their EEZs, but without active cooperation, fishers continue to be jailed

Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar have agreed their borders in the Bay of Bengal, but neither fish nor fishers are bound by the lines on the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) map.

  • Mohammad Arju
  • The Maritime Executive

The fish do not know. In the hope of a better catch, fishers cross boundaries, knowingly or unknowingly.

As more boats chase fewer fish, clashes are common.

Fishers based in Cox’s Bazar and Patuakhali fish harbors in Bangladesh say that, traditionally, they…

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