Fisheries exploitation of the Halda River, Bangladesh

Mohammad Arshad-Ul-Alam, Mohammad Ali Azadi

Abstract


Fish exploitation of the Halda River was investigated for two years period from January 2007 to December 2008 to know the variation of CPUA (Catch Per Unit Area kg.ha-1year-1) among the three studied sections, months and between two years. The mean CPUA for pooled data was 295.685, 433.219, 524.449 and 411.887 kg.ha-1year-1 for the year 2007 and 415.987, 636.808, 566.515 and 527.545 kg.ha-1year-1 for the year 2008 in upstream (section 1), midstream (section 2), downstream (section 3) and over the total study area of the River Halda respectively. Analysis of variance showed highly significant difference of CPUA among gears and months. No significant difference of CPUA was observed among sections. Combined CPUA during 2008 observed higher and statistically significant than previous year.


Keywords


River Halda; exploitation of fishery; catch per unit area; CPUA

Full Text:

PDF (298 KB)

References


Ahmed K and Ahmed M (2002) Fish Sanctuary: Necessity, concepts, practices and prospects. TARA (Technological Assistance for Rural Advancement), 141 pp.

Ahmed KKU and Hambery JB (2005) Studies on the fish catch efficiency of different types of gear in Kaptai reservoir, Bangladesh. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and management. 10:221-234.

Ahmed MS (2002) The biological basis of fisheries management in the floodplain of the river Titas, Brahmanbaria. Final Project Report, SUFER Project, DFID, UGC, Bangladesh, 120pp.

Ahmed MS (2008) Assessment of fishing practice on the exploitation of the Titas flood plain in Brahmanbaria. Bangladesh. Turkish J. Fish. Aquat Sci. 8 (2): 329-334.

Ahmed MS, Hossain MM and Zaman A (2003) Floodplain gears of Bangladesh: A case study of the Titas floodplain, Brahmanbaria. Bangladesh J. Zoology 30(2), 253-256.

Ahmed N (1948) Methods of collection and hatching of carp ova in Chittagong with some suggestion for their improvement. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 47(4):593-602.

Ahmed N (1955) Certain observation on the spawning of major carps in the River Halda of Chittagong (East Pakistan). J. Zool. Soc. India 1: 101-103.

Ahmed N, Rahman MM and Rahman MM (2005) Fish catch assessment of Maljehee-Kangsa floodplain in Bangladesh. Pakistan Journal of Biological sciences 8(3) 396-400.

Ali L, Ali M, Hoque P and Krishna C (1974) Investigation on the spawning activity of major carps at the River Halda during 1974. Bangladesh Freshwater Rresearch Station. 14p.

Ali L and Morris EL (1977) Results of the economic and catch assessment program (First survey) in the Chandpur, Muhuri, Halda and Ichamati project areas. Development of fisheries in the Chandpur, Muhuri and Karnafuli (Halda and Ichamati) irrigation and flood control project, working document No.4, Directorate of Fisheries Bangladesh with Snell environmental group, Inc. Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.

Ali L and Morris EL (1978) Results of the economic and catch assessment program (Second survey) in the Chandpur, Muhuri, Halda and Ichamati project areas. Development of fisheries in the Chandpur, Muhuri and Karnafuli (Halda and Ichamati) irrigation and flood control project, working document No.7, Directorate of Fisheries Bangladesh with Snell environmental group, Inc. Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.

Arshad-Ul-Alam M (2011) Fishery of the Halda River with special reference to biology of Setipinna phasa (Hamilton). PhD thesis. Department of Zoology, Chittagong University. 328 pp.

Arshad-Ul-Alam M (2013) Fishing Intensity of the river Halda, Chittagong, Bangladesh. International Journal of Integrative sciences, Innovation and Technology. Sec. A, 2: 10-16.

Arshad-Ul-Alam M and Azadi MA (2015) Efficiency of fishing gears in the river Halda, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Journal of Fisheries 3(3): 275-284.

Azadi MA (1979) Studies on the limnology of the River Halda with special reference to the spawning of major carps. M. Sc. Thesis. Dept. of Zoology, Chittagong Univ. 232p.

Azadi MA (1983) Studies on the factors influencing the spawning of major carps in Halda River. Chittagong. Bangladesh University Grants Commission (BUGC) Research Project. Final Report 36p.

Azadi MA (2004) Management of spawn fishery of major carps (Labeo rohita, Catla catla and Cirrhinus cirhosus) in the Halda River, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries (Special Issue) 27:50-51.

Azadi MA and Arshad-Ul-Alam M (2011) Diversity of Finfish and Shellfish of the river Halda with notes on their conservation. In: Roskaft E, and Chivers DJ (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Biodiversity - Present State, Problems and Prospect of its Conservation pp. 91-101. Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Education (SIU), NO 5809, Bergen, Norway.

Azadi MA and Arshad-Ul-Alam M (2013) Ichthyofauna of the river Halda. Bangladesh Journal of Zoology 41: 113-133.

Azadi MA and Arshad-Ul-Alam M (2015) Biodiversity and conservation of fisheries resources of Halda River. Journal of Biodiversity Conservation and Resource management, 1(1): 39-52.

Azhar SA, Dewan S, Wahab MA, Habib, MAB, and Mustafa MG (2007) Impacts of fish sanctuaries on production and biodiversity of fish and prawn in Dopi beel, Joanshahi haor, Kishoregonj. Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries (Special issue, 2007) 30: 23-36.

Chong KC (1979) An economic appraisal of the fisheries in the Chandpur, Muhuri, Halda and Ichamati project areas. Development of fisheries in the Chandpur, Muhuri and Karnafuli (Halda and Ichamati) irrigation and flood control project, working document no.13, 19 pp. Directorate of Fisheries Bangladesh with Snell environmental group, Inc. Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.

de Graaf GJ and Chinh ND (1992) Floodplain fisheries in the southern province of Vietnam. Annual Report, Ministry of Fisheries, Vietnam, 9 pp.

Dewan S (1994) FAO/UNDP Project BGD/89/012: Assistance to Fisheries Research Institute. Productivity, exploitation and fishing technology of inland Open-water Fisheries, Bangladesh. Fisheries Research Institute, Mymensingh.

DOF (2008) National Fish Week 2008 Compendium, Fisheries Resources Development program (in Bengali) Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Bangladesh, 81p.

FRSS (2010) Fisheries Statistical Report of Bangladesh (2008-2009). Fisheries Resources Survey System (FRSS), Department of Fisheries, Bangladesh. 26(1): 41 p.

FRSS (2015) Fisheries Statistical Report of Bangladesh. Fisheries Resources Survey System (FRSS), Department of Fisheries, Bangladesh. 31: 57 p.

Harikrishnan M and Kurup BM (2001) Fishery of Macrobrachium rosenbergii (de Man) in the Vembanad lake and confluent rivers. Indian Journal of Fisheries 48(2): 189-198.

Kurup BM, Sebastian MJ, Sankaran TM and Rabindranath P (1992) Fishery and biology of Macrobrachium spp. of the Vembanad lake, p. 78-89. In E.G.Silar (ed.) Freshwater prawns. KAU.

Patra RWR and Azadi MA (1980) Some observations on the spawning behaviour and ecology of the breeding ground of the major carps in the Halda River, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Paper presented in the 4th & 5th BAAS Conf. held at Rajshahi University, 4th and 5th Annual Bangladesh Science Conf. (BAAS) Abstract No. 92, p 96.

Patra RWR and Azadi MA (1984) Collection and hatching of fertilized eggs of major carps. Chittagong University Studies Part II Sc. 8(1): 45-49.

Patra RWR and Azadi MA (1985a) Limnology of the Halda River. The Journal of NOAMI 2(2): 31-38.

Patra RWR and Azadi MA (1985b) Hydrological conditions influencing the spawning of major carps in the Halda River, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Zoology 13(1): 63-72.

Patra RWR and Azadi MA (1987) Ecological studies on the planktonic organisms of the Halda River. Bangladesh Journal of Zoology 15(2): 109-123.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17017/jfish.v4i1.2016.143

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.





| Intellectual property: The Author(s) | Publication property: BdFISH | All contents of this site are protected under CC BY-NC-SA license. |
| The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of BdFISH. |

| Editor-in-Chief: Professor MN Islam | Editorial Team | Principal Contact |

| Note: If you unable to register as a new author or submit a manuscript through user panel, you may submit your manuscript through our editorial email (editor.journal@bdfish.org). |

| BdFISH Journal: The Scientific Publication of BdFISH (Bangladesh Fisheries Information Share Home) |