International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2016, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part F
Fishermen livelihood and fishery resources of the Sundarbans reserved forest along the Mongla port area BangladeshAuthor(s):
Rajib Hasan and M Niamul NaserAbstract:
Fishermen livelihood and aquatic resources of the Sundarbans Reserved Forest area along the Mongla port, Khulna has been focused in this study. Poor fisher communities of Mongla upazila considered as marginalized communities as completely dependent on Sundarbans aquatic resources for their food security and income needs. The overall aim of this study is to monitor the availability of fisheries resources and to understand the livelihood of fisher folk. A set of socioeconomic based questionnaire survey of 4 different fisher folk communities, basic water quality measurement and fish availability monitoring were done to make sense the overall impact situation exists in that area. Basic water quality of Mongla port area were measured carefully and it was fine according to the accepted standard. Total 79 species were recorded from the study area where fresh water and marine fish species under 30 families, 18 species of shrimps under 2 families, 6 species of crabs belong to 4 families and 1 lobster. The unavailability of pure drinking water, unhygienic sanitation, food scarcity during falloff season of fishing, water pollution and drastic declination of fishes are making the livelihood of poor fishers more vulnerable. Poison fishing, Oil pollution, Overexploitation and unethical management of aquatic resources were found to be the key factors for the declination of fishery resources. Some earnest intervention for the fisher folk by the government with the creation of alternative jobs, pure drinking water supply, food and health security establishment are identified.Pages: 468-475 | 796 Views 121 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Rajib Hasan and M Niamul Naser. Fishermen livelihood and fishery resources of the Sundarbans reserved forest along the Mongla port area Bangladesh. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2016; 4(3): 468-475.