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Journal of Fisheries International
Year: 2012  |  Volume: 7  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 55 - 60

Assessment of Pond Fishery Resources and Sustainable Development of Fisheries at Sirajganj, Bangladesh

Z. Rehena, M.N. Islam and M.A. Hossain    

Abstract: An assessment was conducted in Sirajganj district of Bangladesh to determine the pond fishery resources and sustainable development of fisheries. Researchers observed 123 (56%), 59 (27%) and 37 (17%) of ponds were culture, semi-culture and non-culture ponds and on the basis of the season 192 (88%) of perennial and 27 (12%) of seasonal ponds were found out of 219 during this study period. It was observed that the highest number of ponds 175 (80%) was personal pond which occupied by the single owners and 44 (20%) was leased in pond which privately occupied by the multiple ownership. The range of cost for lease was varied from Tk. 6,000-8,000 acre-1. The average pond fish production from 219 sampling ponds in Sirajganj district was 80.51 kg decimal-1. Therefore, by using sustainable development model, pond fisheries production can be increased to a considerable level and contributes to the national economy.

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