Socio-economic Impact of Community Based Fish Culture on Seasonal Floodplain <i>Beel</i> - A Comparative Study

Authors

  • M. I. Hossain Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • C. Siwar
  • M. B. Mokhtar Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • M. M. Dey
  • A. H. Jaafar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v2i2.3430

Keywords:

Beel, Landowner, Landless, Community based fisheries management.

Abstract

Beel  Mail is a 100 ha seasonal floodplain beel where community based fish culture was introduced during rainy season with 73 community members by department of fisheries with the funding support of WorldFish Center in year 2006. Socio-economic impact of this management was compared with control beel Chandpur. Beel Chandpur is 200 ha seasonal floodplain beel where also 16 landowner part time fishermen introduced fish culture during flooding. Beel Mail was stocked with 34.93 kg ha-1 fish fingerlings and beel Chandpur was stocked with 9.68 kg ha-1. Fish was harvested after about 6 months culture period and it was noticed that the gross production was   about 4.7 times higher in the project site than the control site. Farmers obtained TK 7481.23 ha-1 as net return based on production cost in beel Mail and TK 3261.90 ha-1 as net return based on production cost in beel Chandpur. Average fish consumption increased by 20.49% in project site. In addition, future stocking and saving fund for fishermen society were established and sharing of benefit from fish culture was more evenly distributed between landowners and landless fishermen in project site than control beel.

 

Keywords: Beel; Landowner; Landless; Community based fisheries management.

 

© 2010 JSR Publications. ISSN: 2070-0237 (Print); 2070-0245 (Online). All rights reserved.

 

DOI: 10.3329/jsr.v2i2.3430                J. Sci. Res. 2 (2), 369-379 (2010)

 

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Author Biographies

M. I. Hossain, Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

(Md. Istiaque Hossain)

PhD student

Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

C. Siwar

 

Professor

Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

M. B. Mokhtar, Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Professor,  Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

M. M. Dey

Aquaculture Economics and Marketing

Aquaculture/Fisheries Center

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, USA

Tel: +1 870 575 8108 (work)
Fax: +1 870 575 4637
E-mail: mdey@uaex.edu

A. H. Jaafar

Professor Abd. Hamid Jaafar

Graduate Program Coordinator

Faculty of Business,

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Tel:  (+603) 603 - 8921 3757 

Fax no.:  (+603)

Email: ahamid@pkrisc.cc.ukm.m

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Published

2010-04-27

How to Cite

Hossain, M. I., Siwar, C., Mokhtar, M. B., Dey, M. M., & Jaafar, A. H. (2010). Socio-economic Impact of Community Based Fish Culture on Seasonal Floodplain <i>Beel</i> - A Comparative Study. Journal of Scientific Research, 2(2), 369–379. https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v2i2.3430

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Section B: Chemical and Biological Sciences