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- International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology (2015) Volume 3, Issue 4

Livelihood Status and Assessment of Fishing Community in Adjacent Area of Turag-Buriganga River, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The study was conducted to assess the livelihood status of traditional fishing community in adjacent area of Turag and Buriganga River from January to June, 2013. Data were collected and examined through the use of well-structured questionnaire survey from the selected areas named Dhour, Birulia, Sadullapur and Basilla fisherman community. A total of 50 house heads were interviewed. Most of the fishermen belonged to the age group of 31 to 40 years (48%). About 12% of the fishermen can sign only, while 66%, 16% and 6% of the fisherman were illiterate, primary and secondary level of education respectively. About 54% of the fisherman received health service from village doctors, 28% from upazilla health complex and remaining 18% from MBBS doctor. About 44% of the fisherman used green toilet facilities (kacha), 22% semi brick built (semipaka), 12% brick built toilet facilities (paka) and 22% of the fishers had no sanitary toilet facilities. Illiteracy and river pollution were the major constraints.

Author(s): Mohammad Abdul Baki, Md. Rabiul Islam, Md. Muzammel Hossain and Naser Ahmed Bhouiyan

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