Fish farming had traditionally been the primary form of livelihood for many people residing in the coastal district of Bagerhat in Bangladesh. However, over the last few years, the district has been experiencing a decline in fish and shrimp production due to rising temperatures and salinity intrusion. Upon receiving training from the Upazila Fisheries Office, Faisal, a young fish farmer, has recently introduced up to 4,000 oysters within his fish enclosure and started cultivating pearls as an alternative livelihood option. He expects to make an additional USD 5,000 – 7,000 annually as a result of this initiative. Enthused by the success, other young entrepreneurs in the area are also turning to this practice.