Photos: Rakib Ahmed Baabu
From time immemorial, a large number of Bengali people have depended for their livelihood on fishing and related occupations. In rural Bangladesh usually live a community life in neighbourhoods or villages around the water bodies. They cooperate closely with one another not only in fishing, or in the cooperative utilisation of fishing grounds, but also in economic activities, such as marketing and purchasing, and in social life and family affairs.
The community life of fishermen of Bangladesh has changed gradually. Due to the decrease in fishing grounds and fishery resources, members of the fishing communities have tended to leave their traditional occupation in search of other jobs.
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