Fish consumption and socio-economic status of the rural people: a case study on Islamnagar village, Savar, Dhaka
The study was conducted to obtain a clarified concept about financial, educational and physiological circumstances in relation to fish consumption status as a diet of rural people of Islamnagar village next to Jahangirnagar University campus at Savar upazilla under the Dhaka district in Bangladesh from August, 2016 to February, 2017. All data were collected through a questionnaire survey. The result of this study enlightens that the people were engaged in various professions as local businessman (72%), government employee (8%), farmer (4%) and others (16%). Their monthly income varied from BDT 5,000/= to 55,000/=. Inspite of their engagement in varied professions, they had awareness about fish intake. The people consumed 20 species of fishes under the order Cypriniformes (55.21%), Perciformes (22.69%), Siluriformes (13.49%), Clupeiformes (7.97%) and Osteoglossiformes (0.61%). They consumed small fish (50%), large fish (44%), and dried fish (6%) of both indigenous and exotic species. This study indicates that the people of higher income consumed both small and large fish frequently in each month, whereas, those of lower income consumed the dried and small fishes occasionally.
Jahangirnagar University J. Biol. Sci. 6(2): 39-46, 2017 (December)
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