Fisheries Institute team in Sunamganj to examine death of fish, ducks

Dhaka,  Mon,  01 May 2017
Published : 21 Apr 2017, 22:23:58
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Fisheries Institute team in Sunamganj to examine death of fish, ducks

SUNAMGANJ, Apr 21 (UNB): A three-member team of Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute arrived here on Friday to examine the cause of death of fishes and ducks in the haors (water bodies) of the district.

The team, led by Chief Scientist Dr. Masud Hossain Khan, visited Khachar Haor in Bishambharpur upazila, Halir Haor and Mahaliar Haor in Tahirpur upazila in the morning and examined water of the haors.

While talking to reporters, Dr. Masud said, "The water of the haors is not in its normal condition and there is existence of toxic gas in the water for which fish species are dying."

Dead fish and ducks were found floating in the haors of Jagannathpur upazila in the last several days after a flashflood in the region that created tension among the farmers of the area.

Though the local administration sprayed lime and medicine to protect the fish but to no avail.

Jagannathpur Upazila Livestock officer Quamrul Islam said dead ducks were seen floating in different parts of the haors in the upazila and the ducks died due to swallowing contaminated water.
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