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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part F

Socio-economic condition of fish fry and fingerling traders in greater Jessore region, Bangladesh


Author(s): Abdulla-Al-Asif, Md. Abdus Samad, Md. Habibur Rahman, Md. Almamun Farid, Syeda Maksuda Yeasmin, B.M. Shahinur Rahman

Abstract: The present study was conducted to assess the livelihood status of fish fry and fingerling traders and socio-economic condition in the greater Jessore, Bangladesh from April 2013 to September 2013. Data were collected through the use of well-structured questionnaire from the selected area. 73% of traders have single family but only 27% have joint family. 45% fish fry and fingerling traders family has four members. 20% family has five members, 14% family has six members, 12% family has three members 9%family has seven to eight members respectively. 92% traders has own bank account but only 7% traders uses their bank account when they trade fry and fingerling. 87% traders have secondary business like rickshaw business, fruit business, cloth business, fish trading etc. Among 300 fish fry and fingerling traders the sanitation facilities are present 100%. It was found that 69% and 31% of fish farmers usedrnsemi-pucca and pucca toilet respectively. Among 300 fish fry and fingerling traders 78% of traders have own house but only 22% of trader live in rental house or place. 46% of traders have institutional education that range from primary to higher education and other 54% of traders have no experience in education. In case of illness 58% of traders and trader’s family goes to government hospital, 24% uses private clinic, 15% traders are uses local village doctor and another 3% does not get any treatment or not require no treatment. 93% traders have television, 5% house consist radio and another 2% house no instrument for entertainment. Only 10% trader wants their son and grandson engages with this fish fry and fingerling trading profession. The average monthly income of traders in the peak season is 18000 taka and off-peak season the income is less than 7000 taka per month.

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Abdulla-Al-Asif, Md. Abdus Samad, Md. Habibur Rahman, Md. Almamun Farid, Syeda Maksuda Yeasmin, B.M. Shahinur Rahman. Socio-economic condition of fish fry and fingerling traders in greater Jessore region, Bangladesh. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2015;2(4):290-293.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies