Livelihood of the fishermen in Monirampur Upazila of Jessore district, Bangladesh

  • Md. Rezaul Islam Department of Fisheries and Marine Bioscience, Jessore University of Science and Technology, Jessore-7408, Bangladesh
  • Md. Nazmul Hoque Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh
  • Shams Muhammad Galib Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh
  • Md. Anisur Rahman Department of Fisheries and Marine Bioscience, Jessore University of Science and Technology, Jessore-7408, Bangladesh
Keywords: Fishermen, livelihood, fishing community, vabadaha

Abstract

The study was conducted to assess the livelihood of fishermen in Monirampur Upazila of Jessore district from July to December, 2012. The mean age and fishing experience of fishermen were 35.22±9.67 and 17.9±7.12 years, respectively. Primary occupation for majority fishermen (90%) was fishing. The mean monthly income of the household (HH) was BDT 9470±4806.89. Only 2% fishermen were landless. 4% fishermen had training on fishing/fish culture. 46% fishermen involved in NGOs for loan and savings. 52% fishermen cultivated paddy during boro (summer) season whereas only 18% cultivated paddy during aman (rainy) season. Major protein sources to the HHs (monthly) were- small indigenous species (SIS) (4.60±2.64 kg), non-SIS (6.31±4.18 kg), meat (3.54±1.67 kg), eggs (18.73±22.20 pieces), and milk (11.10±15.54 liter). The major HH expenditures were- food, education, health, furniture, cloths and others. All fishermen were vulnerable to vabadaha, a situation when water logging takes place during monsoon due to lack of sufficient water drainage system.

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Published
2013-12-23
How to Cite
Islam, M. R., Hoque, M. N., Galib, S. M., & Rahman, M. A. (2013). Livelihood of the fishermen in Monirampur Upazila of Jessore district, Bangladesh. Journal of Fisheries, 1(1), 37-41. Retrieved from https://journal.bdfish.org/index.php/fisheries/article/view/JFish_8
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