The socio-economic condition of fishermen in shrimp culture: Case study
Abdul Karim Gazi
The fisherman in shrimp culture is a working group in Bangladesh. This study explores the identity, working style, challenges, mitigation process, and the way of life of fishermen who are hired to capture shrimp as a day laborer in Gher (shrimp pond). This is a qualitative study in which the author has collected primary data through a semi-structured questionnaire interview from seven fishermen of Bagerhat district and observations of the sample population. Secondary data have been collected through web sides, reports, journals, and newspapers. This study has identified that they work hard and earn a minimum wage. By the income of this occupation, they neither lead their life nor bear the family cost and they have low prestige and status in their society, no political power, and no governmental help what other laborers get. By patronizing them, they can continue this important occupation. The findings of this study help to identify and make policy for a newly defined working group. Even, academicians and researchers can get information about the fisherman in shrimp culture.