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Present Status of Coastal Fisheries in Sitakunda Coast with Special Reference on Climate Change and Fish Catch

Md. Nasir Uddin Miah, Md. Mostafa Shamsuzzaman, Ahmed Harun-Al-Rashid and Partho Protim Barman

Climate change is the burning issue of the present world and considered as a social fabrics. Present study was carried out at Sitakunda coast, Chittagong and aimed to assess the trend of climate change and identify its impact on coastal fisheries. Meteorological data for assessing climate change trend from 1980 to 2010 were collected from meteorological department and primary data from extensive field survey to identify the climate change impact on fisheries resource. Data revealed that seasonal pattern of meteorological parameters i.e. temperature and rainfall has been changing for past thirty one years. The fisheries resources of Sitakunda coast have been declined gradually for the past thirty one years as a consequence of continuous change in the climatic pattern.