This is the first ever survey of this type conducted in the country.
The Nepal Fishery survey 2015 is an adhoc survey conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Nepal in 2015. This was conducted for the first time in Nepal.
The survey was designed with the following objectives:
1. To identify the district-wise number of fish ponds, area of reservoirs, fish production and thier cost estimation.
2. Estimate the contribution made by the fishing business to the economy.
3. Providing necessary fishery statistics for planning and policy making.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
v1: Final Data for internal use only.
This report includes the information on number, area, water surface area and average depth of pond, median age, sex and fishery training status of fish farmer, education status of fish farmer, major selling place of fish, type of employment, wages and salaries, species of fingerlings (Bhura) and its cost, current expenditure of fish farming, number of pond, water surface area, fish production, value of production and yield rate, value of fixed assets formation during the reference period, input and output of integrated fish farming, percentage of farmers facing problem, percentage of farmers reporting loan, average interest rate, percentage of farmer that need loan/additional loan and purpose of loan and principal indicator of fish farming.
Agriculture and Rural Development
Total number of fishing ponds of Nepal
Producers and sponsors
Central Bureau of Statistics
National Planning Commision, Government of Nepal
Government of Nepal
Most important initiation of the survey was preparing a survey frame. A total of 24,559 fish ponds were collected in 2014/15. The enumerators of the SOs were directly involved for the listing purpose using paper listing form. Theoretically, the listing of the farms was based on primary source of data collection. The listing forms collected from districts were edited and coded and finally, the survey frame was prepared. After preparing the survey frame, the list was prepared on the basis of area of fish ponds in descending order. The samples were drawn according to systematic sampling.
There was no non-response case as additional samples were drawn to address the non response as well as missing cases.
Data Collection Mode
Face-to-face paper [f2f]
Central Bureau of Statistics
National Planning Commision
After transferring all files to SPSS, certain variables were recoded for use as background characteristics in the tabulation of the data, including grouping age, geographic areas as needed for analysis. In the process, some random imputation (within calculated constraints) was performed .
Confidentiality of the respondents is guaranteed by article 8 of Statistics Act 1958.
Restriction on publication of information and details.
Any information or details relating to any person, family, firm or company, which have been supplied, obtained or prepared pursuant to Section 3 or Section 4 or Section 5 or Section 6 or Section 7 or any part of such information or details, shall not be disclosed or published directly except to the Director General or to any other officer of the Bureau without the written permission of the person or of his or her authorized representative supplying such information or details.
The dataset has been anonymized and is available for internal use only, i.e. not access to public use.
Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Nepal Fishery Survey 2015. Data and information obtained from National Data Archive (NADA): http://cbs.gov.np/nada/index.php/catalog on [date].
Disclaimer and copyrights
The Central Bureau of Statistics, Nepal bears no responsibility for any outcomes or for interpretations or inferences arising from the use of the dataset, or use of the information provided on the study
(c) 2015, Central Bureau of Statistics, Government of Nepal