Attitude of Farmers towards Pond Ownership on Fish Production
The major purposes of this research study were to determine the attitude of farmers towards the effect of pond ownership on fish production and to explore the relationships between selected characteristics of the pond owners and their attitude towards the effect of pond ownership on fish production. The study was conducted in Ematpur Union of Mithapukur Upazila under Rangpur District. The study population was 1,263, from where 86 were drawn randomly to constitute the sample of the study. Data were collected during March to April, 2010 through personal interviewing. Person’s Product Moment Coefficient of Correlation (r) was computed in order to explore the relationship between the dependent and independent variables. Twenty six percent of the pond owners had highly favourable attitude, while 57 percent favourable and rest 17 percent had moderately favourable attitude towards the effect of pond ownership on fish production. Out of the ten selected characteristics of the respondents’ educational level, annual family income, extension media contact, cosmopoliteness, training exposure and knowledge about fish farming of the pond owners showed positively significant relationships with their attitude towards the effect of pond ownership on fish production. Thus, the above findings lead to the conclusion that to increase the production of pond fisheries to a significant extent the concerned authorities should take proper steps considering the significant characteristics of the farmers and in particular the aspects in which their attitude is specifically poor.