Govt extends ban on hilsa fishing by eight days

Dhaka,  Wed,  26 April 2017
Published : 13 Mar 2017, 00:19:36
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Govt extends ban on hilsa fishing by eight days



The government has extended by eight days to 30 days the ban on catching, selling, transporting and hoarding hilsa in the peak-breeding season across the country. Fisheries and Livestock Minister Muhammed Sayedul Hoque made the disclosure while addressing a seminar on preserving jatkas and establishing sanctuary to increase hilsa production: research-progress' at the auditorium of Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) in the capital. He said the production of hilsa reached 0.4 million tonnes in the fiscal year 2015-16 following various steps taken by the government.  As part of the steps, the government is observing the 'Jatka Protection Week-2017' beginning on March 11 to increase awareness among people to stop catching, trading and marketing hilsa fry, he said.    — UNB
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