Thursday, February 29, 2024

Brood fish release sample eggs in Halda

Brood fish in the Halda have released sample eggs – indicating full spawning – since Saturday night at various points of the river. Egg collectors got 200-500 grammes of eggs on average since Saturday night from the river. Ashu Barua from Madunaghat area, a seasoned egg collector, told The Daily Star that they started coming ... Read more

Expert calls for saving Halda

Odommo Chattagram Expert calls for saving Halda The country’s largest fish spawning ground, the Halda river, is being destroyed for construction of unplanned structures and brick kilns on the banks and discharges from adjacent power plants, Halda expert Manzoorul Kibria said yesterday. “The Halda is not only a river, it is a heritage,” he said, ... Read more

Fishes spawn in Halda amid rain

Hundreds of spawn collectors with their boats and nets started collecting released eggs of indigenous species of carps from the Halda river in Chittagong for the second time this year, ignoring incessant shower yesterday morning. The Halda, which flows through Hathazari and Raozan upazilas, is one of the world’s major natural sweet water fish breeding ... Read more

Exhibition highlights Halda’s beauty and contribution

River Halda flows through the heartlands of Chittagong. It serves as a lifeline to millions living on her banks. An exhibition of photo and video presentation titled Halda: River of Mystery was inaugurated at the Berlin Hall of Goethe Institut in Dhanmondi at Dhaka on 20 July. Monjurul Kibria, Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, University ... Read more

Halda carp spawning ground under threat

The river Halda, the only natural carp breeding ground in the world and major source of major carps like Rui, Katla and Mrigel, is facing a threat to its existence. Man-made problems and natural disasters brought the spawning ground to this position of decline. Interference from man include cutting bends in the river to slow ... Read more

Halda fishes act unusually

Release eggs before rain; fishermen see salty water intrusion as reason Even in weather adverse to laying eggs, a number of fish species yesterday started releasing spawns in the Halda river at Hathazari and Raozan upazilas, the only natural fish breeding centre of sweet water in the subcontinent. Mother fishes depend on special factors like ... Read more