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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part G

Assessment of the livelihood status of fish farmers in some selected areas of Kaharole Upazila, Dinajpur, Bangladesh


Author(s): Mst. Nahid Akter, Mst. Masuma Khatun, Md. Sohel Rana and Najida Khatun

Abstract: The investigation was carried out in Rasulpur, Ramchandrapur and Mukundapur unions in Kaharole Upazila under Dinajpur district during July 2015 to June 2016 to determine the livelihood status of the relevant fish farmers, and to reveal their constraints. Data were collected through the use of properly-structured questionnaire. Thirty farmers from each of the unions were selected who are directly involved with fish farming. Most of the fish farmers were belonged to the age group of 20 to 30 years and 67% families were represented as nuclear. About 54% farmers had secondary level education and among the respective farmers around 70% had electricity facility. Approximately 83% farmers accepted fish culture as their secondary occupation, and 67% of the fish farmers had ponds under proprietorship in which the average pond size was in between 10-20 decimal. In the study area the average income of the farmers (57%) was in between 10,000 to 20,000 tk. around 70% of the farmers were involved in fish farming to supplement their family income, where most of them usually sell their products in the respective Upazila market. The two foremost alarming constraints that were noted throughout the study period were the lack of technical assistance and co-operation of NGOs and local govt. with the fish farmers.

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Mst. Nahid Akter, Mst. Masuma Khatun, Md. Sohel Rana, Najida Khatun. Assessment of the livelihood status of fish farmers in some selected areas of Kaharole Upazila, Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2016;4(5):511-515.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies