Hilsa fishing banned for 22 days from today
News Desk || risingbd.com
Considering the breeding season of the national fish Hilsa, all types of fishing in the Bay of Bengal and Hilsa roaming rivers has been banned for 22 days.
The 22-day ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting of people’s favourite hilsa fish will come into effect from today (Tuesday midnight) to November 4.
Almost all government agencies have been involved in the largest fishery protection programme in 36 districts and 152 upazilas of the country.
The Department of Fisheries (DoF) said strict actions will be taken against those who violate the ban, and surveillance will be increased at the boundary and trans-boundary rivers.
Scientific research has shown that 15 days before and after the full moon in October, Hilsa fish come to the freshwater rivers and estuaries of Bay of Bengal to lay their eggs. That is why, like in previous years, to protect mother Hilsa, all types of fishing will be stopped at this time of the year.
A Department of Fisheries source said extensive campaigns, including miking and postering are being carried out in sea and riverside fisher villages to enforce the ban.