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Abu Russel Md. Repon, Sumana Akter

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1Abu Russel Md. Repon, 2Sumana Akter
1. Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
2. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Varendra University, Bangladesh

Repon, Abu Russel Md., and Sumana Akter. "MIGRATION OF THE FISHERMAN COMMUNITY: A SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 8, Aug. 2018, pp. 4102-4113, Accessed Aug. 2018.
Repon, A., & Akter, S. (2018, August). MIGRATION OF THE FISHERMAN COMMUNITY: A SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(8), 4102-4113. Retrieved from
Repon, Abu Russel Md., and Sumana Akter. "MIGRATION OF THE FISHERMAN COMMUNITY: A SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 8 (August 2018), 4102-4113. Accessed August, 2018.

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The aim of this study was to explore the causes and consequences of migration among the fishermen in the Chalan Beel (largest wetland in Northern Bangladesh) area. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected through schedule technique and structured questionnaire as tools of social survey method along with Focus Group Discussion (FGD). Both the open-ended and close-ended questions were used in the structured questionnaire. Three generations were considered to identify the fishing community. Fishermen were migrated due to scarcity of fish, financial crisis, harassment and to avail occupational and educational opportunities for their children in the destination. Both internal and external migrations were found in the fishing community. It was found that their socio-economic conditions have been improved and they were satisfied with their present status.