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Fishermen of Bangladesh depend on both fishing and crop cultivation for their living. However, most fishermen are primarily dependent on fishing. They use simple and traditional fishing equipment. For fishing in the inland waters the fishermen use non-motorised boats and traditional nets. The only touch of modern technology is the recent use of nylon nets. However, the sea going fishers generally use motorised boats and modern nets for fishing expeditions.
In marketing their daily catch, the fishers prefer spot trading and settlement of payments in cash. Fishers sell fish directly to the consumers or to the intermediary traders who are locally known as nikaris (wandering fish traders) and adatdars (warehouse-owners). In the process of fish marketing, fishermen are interlocked with nikaris or adatdars by a system of dadan (interest-free credit) transactions, where the middlemen exploit fishermen by controlling and manipulating the prices of fish.

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  • Copyright: hossain nadir (usnadir) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 0 N: 104] (804)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-06-30
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4.9, 1/640 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-11-28 4:22
Viewed: 1970
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