Abstract: The study was carried out for a period of 7 months (January to July, 2006) from 50 farm owners and 50 local people near the farms of different Upazilla (Joypurhyat sadar, Panchbibi, Akkelpur, Khetlal and Kalai) in Joypurhat District. The study indicated that most of the farms (46%) were established within last 10 years. Total 15 different fish species were cultured. The 3 types of farm were observed, such as own (48%), leased (38%) and both (14%). Fish farming (58%) was the major income source for farm owners. Most of the (72%) farms depend on under ground water. Various types of chemicals and toxic substances like rotenone (16% farm), phostoxin (10% farm), bleaching powder (6% farm), disel/kerosin (22% farm) and sumithion (4% farm) were used. Among all the farms 32, 56 and 34% were affected by tail and fin rot, oxygen deficiency and disease, respectively. Lime (76% farm), salt (34%) and sumithion (18%) were widely used as antibiotics for disinfection, prevention and control of fish disease. Total fish productions have gradually been increased in all the farms. The benefits of fish farm owners were increased in income (92% farm owners), social status (74% farm owners), employment opportunity (58% farm owners), ingestion of fish (42% farm owners) and poverty alleviation (70% farm owners).
M.A.R. Joadder, S.N. Jahan, M.A.S. Jewel, M.A. Hussain, F.A. Flora and M.A. Hossin, 2013. Status of Fish Culture in Joypurhat District, Northern Bangladesh. Journal of Fisheries International, 8: 81-84.