Fisheries scientists save Tangra fish from extinction

Dhaka,  Fri,  18 August 2017
Published : 03 Aug 2017, 18:09:27
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Fisheries scientists save Tangra fish from extinction

Roving Correspondent
A group of fisheries scientists resorted to artificial regeneration to save Tangra fish at a sweet water sub-centre of Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute beside Sayedpur-Rangpur highway under Syedpur upazila of Nilphamari district.

They have already handed over the fish species to the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock on last June occasionally while they were highly appreciated for longing the enterprise. Now, the fish species is speeding rapidly elsewhere  in the country with assistance of authority concern.

In a recent visit the correspondent found the young energetic fisheries scientists are passing busy time to recover another sort of declining indigenous fish as the demand of the sort is increased across the country.

They have been provided all sort of technical support from the concern ministry. Hundreds of marginal fish farmers of the all sixteen districts of northern Rajshahi and Rangpur division have shown more interest to grow the fish species on large scale.

The sub-centre was set up, poses ten acres of fresh land, since 2003 to innovate the declining species fish item from the country, said senior scientist Khondaker Rashidul Hasan of sweet water sub-centre of Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute. They are working on 54 species of fish production aiming a prosperous research. To motivate fish cultivators, they are keeping noteworthy contribution amid the area, he added.

Fishermen Jalal Uddin, 45, under Syedpur upazila said, he was motivated highly as the scientists are providing suggestion among the farmers to create interest to grow the indigenous species of different fishes arranging the seminar and short term training session. Three scientists, 17 assistance are working to improve the fish including climbing fish, shrimp, cat, barbell and Tangra fish, he added.

Fisheries Scientist Maliha said, April to August is the high time for cultivation the Tangra fish as they grow rapidly during the time. After releasing 90 days it becomes appropriate for consumption, he added.

Another fisheries scientist Saokat said, "We collect the egg of Tangra fish from the belly of the mother fish with injection and rebirth trout and release in the water body after ten days."

Director General of Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institution Iyahia Mahmud inform over telephone that we have arranged training of farm managers to speed up the fish elsewhere in the country within few months. The fish will get acceptance within very short time as it is more lucrative than other fishes, he added.

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