International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2019, Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part C
Livelihood status of the fishing community of the Turag River, Dhaka, BangladeshAuthor(s):
Sharmin Islam Sathi, Dr. Md. Kamrujjaman and Md. Sabuj HoshenAbstract:
Bangladesh is a riverine country. This study investigated the livelihood status of the fishing community of the Turag River adjacent to the Dhaka city during January to December, 2017. Data were collected by using well structure questionnaire from seven selected villages. Data were accumulated and analyzed by MS-Excel and then presented in textual, tabular and graphical forms to understand the livelihood status and constraints of the fishing community in adjacent to the area of the Turag River. This study showed that the highest number of fishermen was middle aged (31-40) group, 53% fishermen were illiterate, and 40% lived in tin-shed houses. It was revealed from the study that 20% of the fishermen used kacha sanitary and 66% went to village doctors for their treatment and 40% of the fishermen’s monthly income was up to ten thousand and 5 hundred Taka. The livelihood status of the fishing community of the Turag River was not satisfactory. Concern authority should take initiatives for the development and betterment of the fishing community of the Turag River.Pages: 210-217 | 495 Views 27 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Sharmin Islam Sathi, Dr. Md. Kamrujjaman, Md. Sabuj Hoshen. Livelihood status of the fishing community of the Turag River, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(1):210-217.