This study was carried out in Beki river, for the period of seven months in 2014. Through profilistic study, we were evaluate the socio-economic condition of fishermen and their different kinds of fishing gears. A total sample of respondents was 276 fishermen. The result of the study revealed that most of the responded belonged to the Muslim community (68.48%). Illiteracy was found one of the major problem of the studied area as about 72.10% respondents were found to be illiterate. Here, fishing business was totally male dominated (97.10%) and maximum (90.22%) fishermen had married. About 49.28% of total respondents were found to belong under the age group between 31-40 years. About 52.17% respondents working as farmer for other earning apart from fishing. Various kinds of fishing gear were used in Beki River for fishing, viz., Cast nets, Scoop nets, Gill nets, Fishing lines and Traditional Bamboo Trap.
Gaurab Jyoti Kalita, Pradip Kumar Sarma, Priyanuz Goswami, Srustidhar Rout. Socio-economic status of fishermen and different fishing gear used in Beki River, Barpeta, Assam. J Entomol Zool Stud 2015;3(1):193-198.