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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2020, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part H

Socio-economic status and livelihood assessment in artisanal fisher folk around Mein Ma Hla Island, Bogale Township, Pyapon District, Ayeyawady Region, Myanmar


Author(s): Khin Myo Myo Tint and Zin Mar Aye

Abstract: Socio-economy and livelihood assessment of artisanal fisher folks from a hundred and sixty-one people twenty-three villages around Mein Ma Hla Wildlife sanctuary was systematically researched totally seven months, from July 2016 to January 2016. Finfish fisheries, shellfish fisheries, eel trapping and fish buyers were recorded as main businesses. In their demographic status, 78% of local communities were male and the left 22% were female in fisheries processing. As well, 31% of 25-35 years old group among the residents were chronicled as the largest age distribution group and the average age distribution group was in the middle of 41-42 years old. At the literacy level, 37% in primary school level utmost and only 8% in high school level was verified. Besides that, the highest income group was fish buyers between 20,000 MMK-58,000MMK and the least income group was eel trapping between 2,000MMK-6,000MMK. 27% of inhabitant fisher groups employ bagnets at most and 1% in man push net at least were observed. It was noted that 70% of fishing boat have no engine. The measurements of fishing boats were commonly 6ft×1.5ft×1ft without engine. Depend on the fishing season, the amount of catchment per day was 20 tickles-20 viz.

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How to cite this article:
Khin Myo Myo Tint, Zin Mar Aye. Socio-economic status and livelihood assessment in artisanal fisher folk around Mein Ma Hla Island, Bogale Township, Pyapon District, Ayeyawady Region, Myanmar. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(3):619-625.
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