Fish farming had long been the primary form of livelihood for people residing in the southwestern coastal district of Bagerhat. However, the area has seen a significant decline in fish production in recent years, owing to rising water salinity levels due to climate change. To cope with this challenge, Bacchu Mallik, a local fish farmer, started growing a variety of seasonal fruits including mangoes, zapotas and guavas, along the banks of his fish enclosure. In only two years, he was able to make up for the losses he suffered in previous years. Inspired by the success, other local fish farmers have followed suit and set up fruit gardens around their fish enclosures.