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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part C

Present status of fish hatchlings and fry production management in greater Jessore, Bangladesh


Author(s): BM Newaz Sharif, Abdulla-Al-Asif

Abstract: The study was carried out to access on the present status of fish fry, hatchlings production and trade at Jessore sadar in Jessore district. Study period was carried out during October to December, 2013. In the selected areas, the study was conducted on 135 persons, including 30 hatchery owners, 50 nursery operators and 55 fry traders. Carp hatchlings that produced in hatcheries were commonly Indian Major Carps, Exotic Carps like Silver carp, Grass carp, Black Carp, Bighead carp, Common carp, Mirror carp and other species like Pangus, Punti, Thai punti, African magur, Koi and Tilapia. Hatchlings production of Indian major carps was 24720 kg, Exotic carps were 21754 kg, and other species were 2966 kg respectively in 2013 at Jessore sadar. Fry production of Indian major carps was 399596 kg, Exotic carps were 391272 kg, and other species were 41625 kg. In the year 2013 the maximum production was foundrn8,500 kg while the minimum was 700 kg. It was estimated that 49440 kg hatchlings were produced from 30 hatcheries and 737291 kg fingerlings and 832493 kg fry were produced from 50 nurseries at Jessore sadar in the year 2013. The price of the hatchlings of different species varies from 2000-30000 taka year round. About 25% of credit are contributed by nurserer, 40% farmers got loan from bank whereas 35% farmers took loan from local moneylenders with high interest of credit. It was observed that the marketing channel consisted of Brood Fish (Collection from mainly in Halda and Jamuna River), hatchlings production, nursery owners, fry production, wholesaler, retailer, and farmer. Most of the species of carps are bred from April to August, so these months are the peak business season of the study area. Fry were distributed from Jessore to North-West part in 2013 was 15%, North-East part was 16%, South-West part was 46%, South-East part was 18% and West-Bengal and Assam was 5% respectively. Everyday more than 350 fry traders come here and carry the fry by means of van, pick-up van, bus, truck, train, nosimon etc. In the study it was reported that the highest mortality was within 10%. In the present study only 15% of the nursery operators attained training and the others had no training knowledge. The main problem is Argulus diseases, 95% of hatchlings mortality is caused by Argulus disease.

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How to cite this article:
BM Newaz Sharif, Abdulla-Al-Asif. Present status of fish hatchlings and fry production management in greater Jessore, Bangladesh. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2015;2(5):123-127.
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