Ban on catching, selling hilsa from October 7-28

News Desk : The government is going to impose a 22-day ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting of hilsa from October 7 across the country to protect safe spawning of the fish during its peak breeding period. This information was disclosed in a notification issued by the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock today … Read more

Ban on catching hilsa to end at midnight after 2 months

The ban on catching hilsa will be lifted at midnight today after two months.
The fisheries department said due to the two-month ban, it will be possible to collect the desired target of 6 lakh tonnes of hilsa fish this time, reports our Barishal correspondent.
However, many fishermen said they are not interested in going to the river with nets now due to Eid.
Kalu Majhi, a fishermam in Kajirhat area of Daulatkhan upazila of Bhola, said, “There are no fish in the river at present. And I will

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Hilsa catches too frustrating for fishermen, traders

The ongoing hilsa season sees poor netting of the popular fish in the coastal waters, much to the frustration among fishermen and traders.
Fishermen’s families are passing hard days as the catches are not sufficient even to recover the cost of deep sea trips on trawlers for the purpose, according to our correspondent in Patuakhali.
Over 500 trawlers from coastal districts of Patuakhali and Barguna got engaged in catching hilsa in the deep sea after the end of ban period of hilsa catching but this year the catches are much less than expectation.
May to October is generally

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