International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2018, Vol. 6, Issue 4, Part E
Socio-economic status and farming conditions of fish farmers in Saidpur Upazila of Nilphamari districtAuthor(s):
Md. Abu-Bin-Azad, Md. Abu Zafar and Imran HoshanAbstract:
The present work was undertaken to evaluate the status of fish farmer and farming conditions in Saidpur Upazila of Nilphamari district. Data were collected from 50 pond owners based on a questionnaire survey for a period of five months from January to May, 2014. It was found that most of the farmers (88%) were involved in carp polyculture. A large number of farmers (46%) started fish farming before one to five years. The average pond size was 0.22 hac. The average dose of organic fertilizer was 2964 kg /hac /yr and inorganic fertilizer such as urea and TSP was 308 kg/hac/yr and 197 kg/hac/yr, respectively. The average annual yield was 2593.5 kg/hac/yr and average annual income of fish farmers was 58306 Tk/hac/yr. Lack of proper management and technical knowledge, theft, disease of fishes, lack of money and inadequate extension services were the most important constraints for fish production. It is therefore, necessary to provide necessary training to the farmers, institutional and policy supports and proper credit facilities for sustainable fish production as well as sustainable livelihood of the poor farmers.Pages: 408-413 | 263 Views 16 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Md. Abu-Bin-Azad, Md. Abu Zafar and Imran Hoshan. Socio-economic status and farming conditions of fish farmers in Saidpur Upazila of Nilphamari district. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2018; 6(4): 408-413.