Traditional Fishing Gears and Methods of the Bodo Tribes of Kokrajhar, Assam.
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Khangembam, Bronson Kumar
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Fish and fishery are an important part of the culture and tradition of many tribal communities of North East India including the Bodo tribes of Assam. The Bodos use varieties of unique traditional fishing gears and methods for fishing. Understanding and documenting such traditional knowledge systems are important to prevent them from vanishing with time. This paper aims to study and document the traditional fishing gears of Bodo tribes and their methods of operation. The study was conducted in six villages of Kokrajhar district, Assam, India from April 2021 to March 2022 through surveys including semi-structured questionnaires and personal interviews. Altogether 135 respondents participated in the study and 35 different fishing gears were recorded including the ones, which were previously not reported. They were categorized into impaling gears, hook & lines, and traps and pots. The natural resources and fish diversity were seen to influence the structure and design o.....
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.a
Spatial CoverageNortheast Indian Ocean
CitationBasumatary, N. and Khangembam, B. K. (2023) Traditional Fishing Gears and Methods of the Bodo Tribes of Kokrajhar, Assam. Fishery Technology, 60, pp.25-36. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1881