Alexa Navy got ‘National Fisheries Award’19 Gold medal

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Navy got ‘National Fisheries Award’19 Gold medal

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 08:53 PM, 18 July 2019   Updated: 08:55 PM, 18 July 2019

Photo: ISPR

Photo: ISPR

The Bangladesh Navy has achieved the National Fisheries Award 2019, Gold medal, as a recognition of contribution to the country’s fisheries and management of marine fisheries resources. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over the gold medal to Navy Chief Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury.

On Thursday, a program on the occasion was held at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) in the capital.

The Inter-Services Public Relations Department (ISPR) said that after the ceremony, Director of Naval Operations Commodore Mahmudul Malek briefed in a press meeting held at the Naval Headquarters. At the same time, he highlighted the activities of Navy in the development of the country's fish resources and management of marine fisheries.

According to ISPR, 'Operation Jatka' and 'Ma Hilsa Reservation Campaign' of the Bangladesh Navy and Coast Guard of the country have been running all year round, in the internal river and coastal areas of the country for years. As a result, the average growth of the yield of Hilsa has increased to 5.66 percent in the last 10 years.

Sources informed, Bangladesh is at the highest position as the country producing more than two-thirds Hilsa of the world. In 2008-09, the production of Hilsa in the country was 3.13 lakh metric tons. In 2013-18-18, it has increased to 5.17 lakh metric tons. Which is about 12 percent of the country's fish production. Whose market value is Tk 20 thousand crore while Hilsa fish contribution to GDP of Bangladesh is about 1 percent. Due to the Navy's campaign, this production of Hilsa has been increased and it has been possible to export the country's Hilsa to the abroad as well as meeting domestic demand.