International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2019, Vol. 7, Issue 4, Part A
Fisher’s livelihood at Karatoya River, BoguraAuthor(s):
Md. Golam Sajed Riar, Nur-A-Raushon, Md. Ashikur Rahman and Muhammod Mominuzzaman KhanAbstract:
The study was concerned with the livelihood status of fisher’s community of Karatoya River under Bogura district during the period from January to June 2014. The objectives of the study were to determine the socio-economic conditions of the fishermen of Karatoya River. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect the pertinent information from 40 randomly selected fishermen from the study area. Socio-economic conditions of fishermen were elucidated in terms of age structure, religion, educational status family size, and annual income. The study reveals that the age structure of the fishermen in the range of 25-39 years was the highest (62.50%) and above 60 years was the lowest (7.50%). It was found that 57.50% of the fishermen were Hindu and 42.50% were Muslim. Majority of them (62.50%) were illiterate, 30% could sign only. About 22.50% fishermen lived in half building. Only 2.50% had building. On average 85% fishermen used tube-wells, while 2.50% used pond and 2.50% used river water for drinking. About 25% of them got health service from Health care Centre, 45% depended on village doctor and 30% got medical services from other sources. It was found that 72.50% fishermen had electricity, while 27.50% had no access to electricity supply. It was observed that sanitary conditions of the fishermen were very poor. About 40% had Katcha toilet,
22.50% had semi-pucca facilities. About 37.50% had pucca sanitation among the selected users. The fishermen and other local elites reported that fish population in the old Karatoya River has been declining very fast over the last decades.Pages: 26-29 | 586 Views 26 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Md. Golam Sajed Riar, Nur-A-Raushon, Md. Ashikur Rahman, Muhammod Mominuzzaman Khan. Fisher’s livelihood at Karatoya River, Bogura. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(4):26-29.