International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2017, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part H
Coastal zone of Khulna district in Bangladesh: Fisheries land use and its potentialsAuthor(s):
Md. Abul Kashem, Abdullah Al Mamun Siddiqui and Md. Mahbubur RahmanAbstract:
Khulna district was established in 1882. It is situated between 22°12′ and 23°59′ north latitudes and between 89°14′ and 89°45′ east longitudes. The district is bounded on the north by Jessore and Narail districts, on the east by Bagerhat district, on the south by the Bay of Bengal and on the west by Satkhira district. In respect of area, it ranks 1st among the 10 districts in Khulna division and 4th among the 64 districts of the country.
Land use in coastal Bangladesh is diverse, competitive and conflicting. Agriculture, shrimp farming, salt production, forestry, ship-breaking yards, ports, industry, settlements and wetlands are some of the uses. Land uses have gone through major changes. Land use in the 1950s had been mainly for paddy cultiva¬tion, but salinity intrusion and tidal flooding prevented further intensification.
The detailed fisheries study has been carried out up to union level to collect all kinds of relevant data, maps, reports and information from field survey using proper tools and techniques. The relevant secondary data on fisheries land uses, satellite image classification and information pertinent to present status of fisheries had also been collected from Department of Fisheries (DoF), BBS and SPARSO suitability and assign it to one or a few specific uses for which the land will technically most suitable and economically viable. To determine present fisheries land use situation detailed experiment study has been conducted through PRA tools like Key Informant Interview (KII) with the related fish farmer, local people and little coordination of Government officials.
Satellite images were used to identify water bodies of the Khulna District. Upazila wise fisheries land use maps have been prepared interpreting the satellite image. This Upazila wise map was validated and Khulna district fisheries land use map was finalized by ground truthing and discussion at experiment work. Pages: 599-608 | 1168 Views 28 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Md. Abul Kashem, Abdullah Al Mamun Siddiqui and Md. Mahbubur Rahman. Coastal zone of Khulna district in Bangladesh: Fisheries land use and its potentials. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2017; 5(2): 599-608.