We know that marine fisheries surveys and stock assessments are paramount for Bangladesh as they provide essential data to manage and sustainably exploit its marine resources. Accurate stock assessments enable a country to balance conservation efforts with economic interests, ensuring the long-term viability of its marine ecosystems and the livelihoods of its coastal communities. With support from the FAO, the Department of Fisheries (DoF) has undertaken the Bangladesh Marine Fisheries Capacity Building Project. This project aimed to conduct the initial stock assessments of marine fisheries for the first time in more than twenty years. So, let's discuss the findings.