A Descriptive study on the Livelihood Status of Hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) Fishermen of Greater Noakhali Regions of Bangladesh

A Descriptive study on the Livelihood Status of Hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) Fishermen of Greater Noakhali Regions of Bangladesh

During August 2014 to January 2015, the current study aimed to explain the livelihood status of Hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) fishermen in Lakshmipur and Noahkali Districts in Bangladesh by means of a questionnaire survey tool. Pangas (Pangasius pangasius), Koral (Lates calcarifer) and Poa (Johnius coitor) were also found to be captured during Hilsa fishing, as by catching Chandi jal (set gill net). The use of mechanised (5-40 HP; Horse Power) boats in the study areas has been observed by 85% of fishermen. Hilsa fishing was observed mostly during October-November, while such activities were almost absent during February-May (off-period), forcing fishermen to temporarily begin migrating for their livelihoods to the nearby urban areas. Average net profits of fishermen on a daily basis during fishing The duration was 600 BDT, while their actual daily field income by fishing is expected to be 1695 BDT if they are assisted by nets, ships, fuels, etc., which means that the aratdars take almost 64 percent of their daily income. In the adjacent region, the socio-economic situation of the fishermen was not satisfactory. Therefore, for the better livelihood of the fishermen in the greater Noakhali region, subsidies could be suggested as a means of networks, boats, fuels, engines, etc.

Author (s) Details

Md. Jahangir Sarker
Department of Fisheries and Marine Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh.

A. M. M. Borhan Uddin
Department of Fisheries and Marine Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh.

Md. Shamsul Alam Patwary
Department of Fisheries and Marine Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh.

Mehedi Hasan Tanmay
Department of Fisheries and Marine Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh.

Farhana Rahman
Department of Fisheries and Marine Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh.

Moshiur Rahman
Department of Fisheries and Marine Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh.

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