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Status Of Fish Culture In Joypurhat District, Northern Bangladesh


MAR Joadder , SN Jahan, MAS Jewel, MA Hussain, FA Flora and MA Hossin

Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture and Department of Zoology, University of Rajshahi.


Corresponding author :

M A R Joadder,
Department of Fisheries,
Faculty of Agriculture and Department of Zoology,
University of Rajshahi,
Rajshahi-6205,Bangladesh.
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Received: December 10, 2013,   Accepted: December 25, 2013,   Published:


Abstract

The study was carried out for a period of seven months (January 2006 to July 2006) from 50 farm owners and 50 local people near the farms of different Upazilla (Joypurhyat sadar, Panchbibi, Akkelpur, Khetlal and Kalai) in Joypurhat district. The study indicated that most of the farms (46%) were established within last ten years. Fifteen different fish species were cultured. Three types of farm were observed, such as own (48%), leased (38%) and both (14%). Fish farming (58%) was the major income source for farm owners. Most of the (72%) farms depend on underground water. Various types of chemicals and toxic substances like rotenone (16% farm), phostoxin (10% farm), bleaching powder (6% farm), disel/kerosin (22% farm) and sumithion (4% farm) were used. Among all the farms 32%, 56% and 34% were affected by tail and fin rot, oxygen deficiency and disease, respectively. Lime (76% farm), salt (34%) and sumithion (18%) were widely used as antibiotics for disinfection, prevention and control of fish disease. Total fish productions have gradually been increased in all the farms. The benefits of fish farm owners were increased in income (92% farm owners), social status (74% farm owners), employment opportunity (58% farm owners), ingestion of fish (42% farm owners) and poverty alleviation (70% farm owners).


Key words: Fish, Non-fin fish, Atrai river basin.


Citation: M A R Joadder(2013) Status Of Fish Culture In Joypurhat District, Northern Bangladesh. j. advanced botany and zoology.V1-I1.


Copyright: © 2013 M A R Joadder, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


DOI: 10.15297/JAET.V1I1.01


      
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