Socio-economic status of Kuchia catchers at Purbadhala upazila under Netrokona district

Authors

  • Rabeya Rahmatullah Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • Plabon Sarker Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • Shah Mohammad Rahmatullah Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/ralf.v2i2.25022

Keywords:

Socio-economic, Kuchia, Catcher

Abstract

A study was carried out to observe the present socio-economic status of kuchia catchers at Purbadhala upazila under Netrokona district. Data were collected over a period of five months from May to September 2014 by interviewing kuchia catchers. The study showed that the highest percentage (42.5%) of kuchia catchers belonged to the age group of 21- 25 years and 75% of them were ethnic people. Family consisting of 4-5 members was the highest (47.5%). 48% of the kuchia catchers of the study area were educated up to primary school. Among the selected kuchia catchers, 82.5% depended on village doctors during their health problems and 62% of them were deprived of sanitation facilities. Kuchia catching was the main source of income of the catchers that were interviewed. The highest percentages (70%) of kuchia catchers had monthly income between 10200- 11000 Taka.

Res. Agric., Livest. Fish.2(2): 363-368, August 2015

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Rabeya Rahmatullah, Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202



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Published

2015-09-16

How to Cite

Rahmatullah, R., Sarker, P., & Rahmatullah, S. M. (2015). Socio-economic status of Kuchia catchers at Purbadhala upazila under Netrokona district. Research in Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries, 2(2), 363–368. https://doi.org/10.3329/ralf.v2i2.25022

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Fisheries