International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2020, Vol. 8, Issue 2, Part D
An approach to open a new arena for blue growth of Bangladesh by mud crab (Scylla serrata) fishery from the Karnafuli River estuary, Chattogram; BangladeshAuthor(s):
Selina Sultana, MD. Mazharul Islam and MD. Mahbub AlamAbstract:
Mud crab (Scylla serrata
is an ecologically important species naturally found in Bangladesh, especially in the tidal rivers of Khulna, Bagherhat, Satkhira, Cox’s Bazar and Chattogram. Worldwide demands of mud crabs can open an arena for the socioeconomic development of Bangladesh. Bangladesh exports thousands of tons of crab worth tens of millions of US dollars every year into East and Southeastern Asian countries. From the statistical report of DoF, 2017, the part of crabs is 0.34% into the total fish production of Bangladesh. The findings of the study revealed that during the mud crab catching season from February - May (4 months), one mud crab catcher’s daily income Taka. 4500 - 7350 which is greater than other districts of Bangladesh. Wild mud crab catching is a seasonal profession. Subsequently mud crab catchers livelihood is very difficult and they fight with economical poverty during off season from June - January (8 months).Wild mud crab catching from Karnafuli River estuary may become a profitable export item, which needs proper support from relevant policy makers.Pages: 249-257 | 193 Views 16 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Selina Sultana, MD. Mazharul Islam, MD. Mahbub Alam. An approach to open a new arena for blue growth of Bangladesh by mud crab (Scylla serrata) fishery from the Karnafuli River estuary, Chattogram; Bangladesh. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(2):249-257.