Mortality Rate of Fish Seeds (<i>Labeo rohita</i>) During Traditional Transportation System in the Northwest Bangladesh


  • M. N. Islam Shizuoka University
  • M. A. Hossain University of Rajshahi



Mortality, Fish seeds, Oxygen consumption, Transportation.


This investigation deals with the mortality rate of fish seeds (Labeo rohita) during traditional transportation system; to evaluate the effects of loading density with time scale under different water medium; temperature effect with relation to fry size and oxygen consumption; and the effect of saline water bath before transportation. Mortality rates were significantly increased with time scale and loading density under different water medium. Higher mortality was observed at 400 g L-1 loading density (river water 82%, pond water 70% and tubewell water 67.5%) than at 200 g L-1 and 300 g L-1 loading density after 24h. Oxygen consumption rate increased signi?cantly with increasing temperature and decreased significantly with increasing fry body weight. Therefore, mortality rate could decrease (22%) if fish fry are bathed in saline water before journey and tubewell water can be use as a medium for long distance transportation.

Keywords: Mortality; Fish seeds; Oxygen consumption; Transportation.

© 2013 JSR Publications. ISSN: 2070-0237 (Print); 2070-0245 (Online). All rights reserved.

doi:         J. Sci. Res. 5 (2), 383-392 (2013)


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Author Biographies

M. N. Islam, Shizuoka University

Department of Zoology, Rajshahi University [Ph.D]

Environment of Energy System, Shizuoka University, Japan

M. A. Hossain, University of Rajshahi

Former Vice-Chancellor
of Rajshahi University and
Professor, Department of Zoology,
University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi?6205, Bangladesh




How to Cite

Islam, M. N., & Hossain, M. A. (2013). Mortality Rate of Fish Seeds (<i>Labeo rohita</i>) During Traditional Transportation System in the Northwest Bangladesh. Journal of Scientific Research, 5(2), 383–392.



Section B: Chemical and Biological Sciences