ISSN (Online): 2456-6268
Journal of Fisheries and Life Sciences

Journal of Fisheries and Life Sciences

2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part JUNE
Fish diversity and Livelihood status of fish farmers of Teesta barradge in Bangladesh
Author(s): Md. Saiful Islam, Md. Moniruzzaman, Md. Nazmul Hossen, Md. Shahidul Islam, Abu Rayhan and Sonia Sku
Abstract: A survey was conducted in Teesta barradge to determine the fish production and livelihood status of fish farmers for a period of thirty six months (July 2017-December 2017). The survey was conducted on 30 fish farmers of 6 villages under 3 Unions. Data were collected through personal visit and interviews following a detailed questionnaire. Total fish production from the Teesta barradge was 120 tons in 2017. The total fish production in the Teesta barradge declined by 45% in 2017 compared to the production in 2000. Among the fish farmers 38% was illiterate whereas 12, 29 and 21% were educated upto primary secondary and higher secondary or above level, respectively. 70% fishermen were with 0.042 hectare lands. Above 65% were lived in nuclear-family and rest 35% are joint family. 35% people lived in earthen house, constructed by grass leaves and mud. The highest percentage (38%) fish farmers earned Tk. 50,000-75,000 per year, 27% earned Tk. 75000-1,00,000 and the rest 35% earned above Tk. 100,000 annually. About 48% of them were found to be use electricity. Fish farmers were found to face various problems such as social, economic and technical problems, which were identified during the study. Necessary overcome efforts are also suggested according to the problems.
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