Flocks of silver Hilsa in sea...

Flocks of silver Hilsa in sea

 Cox’s Bazar Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:08 PM, 25 July 2022   Updated: 06:09 PM, 25 July 2022

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As soon as the 65-day ban on fishing in the sea ends, Hilsa is being caught in flocks, as a result, the fishermen are quickly returning to the Cox’s Bazar Fish Landing Center with hilsas.

Fishermen say that they are very happy that Hilsa was caught in the sea immediately after the ban. Meanwhile, relief has returned among the fish traders after seeing flocks of hilsas at the landing center.

Since Sunday morning, the fishermen have been bringing trawlers full of Hilsa in baskets to the Cox’s Bazar Fishery Ghat. After that, the busyness of stockists started. The measurement was underway on one hand and the bargaining was underway on the other. Wholesalers start packing cartons for shipment to different parts of the country after the bargain. These Hilsa from the sea will go to different areas of the country by trucks and other public transport.

After the ban, big trawlers are going to catch fish in the sea through the estuary of the Bakkhali River. Besides, some trawlers are returning to Cox’s Bazar Fishery Landing Center. With this, a smile was seen on the faces of fishermen. 

The pontoons of Cox’s Bazar Fish Landing Center are bustling with fishmongers, workers, and fishermen. After a long time, seeing Hilsa on the pontoon, the traders are relieved. However, they also said that “the price is high”.

Traders said the supply of fish is good, but big fish cost a lot. The price of 100 Hilsa is asking Tk 160,000.

Osman Gani Tutul, president of Cox’s Bazar Fishermen’s Oikya Parishad Somobay Samity, said the government’s 65-day ban is getting results. He expressed the hope of profiting this year.