65-day ban on fishing at sea from Thurs
Published: 10:28 AM, 18 May 2021
A 65-day ban on fishing at sea is set to begin on Thursday. The ban will remain in force from midnight on May 20 to July 23 from the coastline to the fishing sea. At this time, fish hunting by any fishing boat, mechanical boat or any other boat is completely prohibited, said the Department of Fisheries.
According to the Department of Fisheries, the measure has been taken for the safe breeding of different species of fish in the sea. The ban will remain in force in 14 coastal districts and 65 upazilas of the country and Chattogram city.
The Deputy Chief (Marine) of the Dhaka Fisheries Department said the ban will be implemented in the maritime area from May 20 to July 23. The purpose of this is to stop fishing during the breeding season so that the fish breed properly.
He said it would apply to more than three lakh marine fishermen who have 68,000 mechanized and artificial boats and 260 industrial boats.
Anisur Rahman Talukder, director of the Barishal Divisional Fisheries Department, said fishermen have been instructed to go to safety at the moment.
“The ban was given to protect different species of fish in the sea,” said Barishal Fisheries Officer (Hilsa) Bimal Chandra Das, adding that fishermen will get 86 kg of rice under the 65-day ban. Preparations are underway to prevent fishermen from going to sea at this time.