International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2019, Vol. 7, Issue 6, Part C
Aquaculture practice and production performance of pabda Ompok pabda (Hamilton, 1822) in Northern region of BangladeshAuthor(s):
M Afzal Hossain, Hafizur Rahman Dipu and M Rezoanul HaqueAbstract:
This study was conducted to observe the aquaculture status of pabda (Ompok pabda
) at northern region of Bangladesh. A total of 60 randomly selected farmers were interviewed from eight upazilla of Dinajpur district. Results indicate that pabda fish has been commonly cultured as pabda with carp and gulsha; pabda with carp and pabda with carp and tilapia in polyculture system over the study area. Both of private and leased (~100 thousand BDT/ha/yr) ponds are used for pabda polyculture. Farmers applied lime (275 ± 3.91 kg/ha), cow dung (1900 ± 121.34 kg/ha), urea (60 ± 2.86 kg/ha) and TSP (37 ± 2.08 kg/ha) for pond preparation and management of carp and pabda polyculture system. The highest fish production (4718 ± 73 kg/ha/yr) was reported in Carp-Pangas-Tilapia. Despite of the lowest production (3176± 54 kg/ha/yr) from Carp-Pabda-Gulsha polyculture, this polyculture system provided the highest profit (2, 33,889 ± 4,793 BDT/ha/yr). In contrast, Carp-Pangas-Tilapia provided the lowest profit (1, 20,238 ± 5,708 BDT/ha/yr). Good profit from pabda with carp and gulsha was likely associated with better market price and demand of pabda and gulsha in the study area. Overall, the study indicates that pabda polyculture is more profitable and is promising in the study area.Related Graphics: Click here for more related graphics:
Profit from different aquaculture practice in the study area of Dinajpur district.
Fish production from pabda polyculture in selected area of Dinajpur district.
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Map of Dinajpur district in Bangladesh showing the study area
How to cite this article:
M Afzal Hossain, Hafizur Rahman Dipu, M Rezoanul Haque. Aquaculture practice and production performance of pabda Ompok pabda (Hamilton, 1822) in Northern region of Bangladesh. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(6):171-175.