ABSTRACT: The studies were conducted during 2008–2010 to evaluate Fishery status and its bearing on socio-economic condition of Fishers Community of undivided Goalpara district of Assam. A total of 97 species belongs to 56 genera of 26 families were recorded from various fish landing centers of the region during study period. Fishers catch fish in the river throughout the year. However, fishing intensity decreased during winter season due to decreasing water level. Fish catching ratio were also found in decreasing trend day by day due to increase in the level of fishing intensity as well as due to increasing numbers of fishers. The results of the co-efficient of correlation calculated from socio-economic data clearly exhibited that income-family size; expenditure - family size is highly related to each other in all the fishers groups.
Key Words: Fishery Status, Goalpara District, Assam, Socio-economic condition, Fishers