Freshwater fish species going extinct in Nilphamari

Dhaka,  Thu,  17 August 2017
Published : 05 Aug 2017, 22:06:05
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Freshwater fish species going extinct in Nilphamari

Our Correspondent

NILPHAMARI, Aug 05: The availability of different varieties of freshwater fish in the district has been declining over the years due mainly to gradual drying up of water bodies and indiscriminate application of chemical fertiliser in croplands.

Indigenous species of freshwater fish particularly Koi, Magur, Shing, Bowl, Showl, Puti are facing extinction due to the aforesaid reasons. Moreover, mother fish of such indigenous species are being caught indiscriminately by the local people.

In the situation the scarcity of fish has not only pushed up it price but also deprived common people of required protein.

According to Nilphamari district fisheries office demand of fish in the district is 33000 tonnes while production is only 16000 tonnes.

While contacted district fishery officer Hasan Ferdous Sarker said steps has been taken to cover up the shortage of fish production in the district by motivating fish farmer for increased fish cultivation.

While contacted Nilphamari Sadar fish farm manager Khairul Alam said they have taken steps to increase fish fry production as more and more fish fry farm are being engaged in it.

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