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Freshwater Habitats and Fishing Activities in the Buriganga River, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
HydroMedit-2014/University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece (2014)
  • Md.Muzammel Hossain, Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Mohammad Abdul Baki, Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The Buriganga River has served as the central artery to economic life in Dhaka city for centuries. But Buriganga River is the most polluted river in Bangladesh. During the study period (December 2012 to November 2013), we directly observed freshwater habitats and fishing activities by boat-base survey from china-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge (90°26´12'' E and 23°40´25''N) to Amin bazar Bridge (90°20´12''E and 23°46´25''N) in the Buriganga River. Freshwater habitats were observed at babu bazar, kamrangichar, kholamora ghat and shadar ghat throughout the year in the River. Different types of fishes, fishing gears and crafts were observed and fish samples were collected directly from fishermen during fishing time to confirm identification. A total of 32 species were recorded from three gears in the river. Maximum numbers of plastic jar, Current Jal (gill net) and Veshal Jal (lift net) were operated in October and August 2013 in the river. Different ages of men, women, and children were fishing within flood vegetation by different sizes of plastic jars and small nets where maximum numbers of Heteropneustes fossilis, Mastacembelus armatus, Mastacembelus pancalus, Colisa fasciata and Glossogobius giuris were recorded at Kamrangichar in the river. Water transparency level was high in July 2013 in the Buriganga River.
  • Freshwater,
  • Fishing activities,
  • Fish,
  • Gear,
  • Buriganga River
Publication Date
Summer November 13, 2014
ISBN: 978-618-80242-1-2
Citation Information
Md. Muzammel Hossain¹*, Mohammad Abdul Baki¹ 2014. Freshwater Habitats and Fishing Activities in the Buriganga River, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 1st INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY & AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT HydroMedit-2014.University of Thessaly. Volos , Greece. Pp 318-324.