Resilience has been conceptualized in various ways by anthropologists, ecologists, systems scientists and engineers; the bound- aries of resilience are subjective and context dependent. Consequently, choosing the standards and metrics for assessing resilience remains key challenges for policy makers. In this study, using multicriteria evaluation of 40 basic criteria of human, physical, financial, natural and social assets, we have identified several elements, such as experienced fishermen, natural abundance of hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha), ability to assert decision on fish selling, nets and boats ownership, social harmony and capacity of buying food as essential livelihood assets for the fishermen at Hatiya Island, Bangladesh. These assets may enhance the relative resilience of the fishing community of the island to climate change by as much as 20–40%. The results of this study will improve our understanding of the elements that lead to resilience at the community level. . . . . Keywords Fishing community Livelihood assets Resilience Hatiya Island Analytic hierarchy process (AHP) Introduction paddy straw. These huts do not have basic sanitation facilities, access to safe drinking water and electricity, but commonly Millions of people along the coast of Bangladesh, particularly use kerosene lamps for lighting. The locations of these huts those
Journal of Coastal Conservation – Springer Journals
Published: May 28, 2018
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