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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2001  |  Volume: 4  |  Issue: 9  |  Page No.: 1173 - 1176

Present Status of Fisheries in the Jamuna River

M. Shahjahan, M.I. Miah and M.M. Haque    

Abstract: A field study was conducted on the hydrographic parameters, types of fishing gears used, catch assessment survey (CAS) and species composition of fish of the Jamuna River adjacent to the Dhunat upazilla under the district Bogra. The study was conducted from July to October, 2000. Hydrographic parameters were in the suitable ranges for fish. Various types of fishing gears were found to operate in this river, they were broadly classified into 3 groups, such as, nets, traps and wounding gears. A total of 5 types of nets, 2 types of traps and 1 type of wounding gear were recorded. A total of 38 species of fish were identified in the catches of different gears used by the fishermen. Among the different types of nets, the highest number of species (25) were recorded in catches of ber jal (sein net), which was followed by jhaki jal cast net (18) and relatively less number of species (7) were recorded in the catches of thella jal (push net).

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