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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 5, Part B

Assessment of livelihood status of fish retailers at Galachipa fish market in Patuakhali, Bangladesh


Author(s): MD. Gias Uddin, Newton Saha, MD. Jahangir Alam, MD. Rahamat Ullah, MD. Belal Hossen and MD. Arifur Rahman

Abstract: In order to determine the livelihood condition of the fish retailers in Galachipa Fish Market Bangladesh a study was undertaken over 3-month period from August to October 2016 and data were collected from 40 fish retailers. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect the pertinent information from 40 randomly selected fishermen from the study area. The study reveals that the age structure of the retailers in the range of 35-44 years was the highest (33.34%) and above 55 years was the lowest (3.33%). Here, Primary level belongs to the 37.5% who were the highest number of fish retailer. It was found that 10% of the retailers were Hindu and 90% were Muslim. In this study besides retailing fish trading, business, agriculture, fishing, day labour and fish farmers occupation were 55%, 25%, 2.5%, 10%, 2.5% and 5% respectively. Majority had wood & tin house which comprises 53.28% while only 6.6% had building house. It was noticed that the sanitary condition of fish retailers was moderately good. It was found that 72% of the retailer’s had good communication and in addition 84% of retailers was electricity fascinator. Among the retailers, 17% of had refrigerator where majority (83%) was lack of it. It can be said that the overall livelihood condition of Galachipa Fish Market retailers was not so satisfactory. They need more help from different sectors to improve their livelihood.

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How to cite this article:
MD. Gias Uddin, Newton Saha, MD. Jahangir Alam, MD. Rahamat Ullah, MD. Belal Hossen, MD. Arifur Rahman. Assessment of livelihood status of fish retailers at Galachipa fish market in Patuakhali, Bangladesh. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(5):130-135.
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