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Hilsa sold for Tk 8,200!

 Sharankhola (Bagerhat) Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:53 PM, 15 September 2020  

Hilsa sold for Tk 8,200!

Hilsa sold for Tk 8,200!

The hue and cry started after a hilsa weighing 2.3 kg was caught in the net. As soon as the hilsa was brought to the local market, the curious people start gathering to see the hilsa. At one stage, the large size of hilsa was sold Tk 8,200.

The hilsa was caught by fisherman Emadul Sheikh in the Baleshwar river at Sarankhola upazila in Bagerhat on Tuesday afternoon.

Fisherman Emadul Sheikh said that after taking the hilsa at the local market on Sher-e-Bangla Road in the afternoon, fish trader Abul Bashar auction it Tk 3,500 per kg. Many people crowded to see the hilsa.

Fisherman Abul Bashar said Emadul Sheikh, a fisherman who took a loan from him, caught a hilsa weighing 2.3kg. The fish was sold at Tk 8,300 at a price of Tk 3,500 per Kg.

He added that it is very rare to get such a large size of hilsa. So the price of hilsa is a little higher.

Ismail Hossain Liton, president of Sharankhola Press Club, said the government had imposed a 65-day ban on fishing to stop killing jatka. So large size hilsa are now being caught in the local rivers also. The fishermen have suffered temporary losses in the ban. But they are getting long-term benefits.

Sharankhola Senior Fisheries Officer Binoy Kumar Roy said the government has taken the right steps to protect hilsa at the appropriate time. As a result, the average size of hilsa has increased. This is the result of stopping fishing 65-day.