ASSESSMENT OF PRODUCTION STATUS OF FISH IN FISH ZONE MAHOTARRI, NEPAL
Hari Paudel, Nabin Bhusal, Abishek Lamsal, Binod Adhikari
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This study was conducted in June, 2020 to know the current status of production of fish subsector in fish zone, Mahottari district. For the study, the primary information was collected from 60 households via predetermined semi structured interview schedule. Simple random technique was used to select the respondents. Virtual interview was carried out to confirm the data collected from household as primary data. Different research journal, articles, reports, books, and the publication of national and international agency, government and non- government organization was consulted to collect secondary data. Collected data was verified and entered in Ms-Excel software for descriptive analysis. Problem indexing was done to rank the major problems. Study revealed socio economic preview with production. Majority of the respondents were found adopted fish farming as major source of income and majority of the respondents engaged in this subsector were from Madhesi community. However, it was found that the farmers were adopting traditional practices for fish production. Unavailability of quality seeds and feeds was found the major problems in the commercial fish farming. Farmers supplying traditional feeds (MOC) only were found dominant. Application of chemical fertilizer was less than the Nepal government’s recommended quantity. Farmers were found applying more quantity of DAP than Urea. Argulosis and E.U.S were the most commonly found diseases in fish. Use of equipment like aerator, pH meter, DO meter to maintain water quality was found very less by farmer. Total production of table fish was found to be 4158.09 qts whereas average production per household was found to be 70.47 qts. B/C ratio was found 1.43 which suggested fish farming was a profitable agricultural business in fish zone, Mahottari and was economically viable to run forward in future.