Thursday, December 7, 2023

No hilsa fishing for 11 days

The government has imposed a countrywide ban on catching, transporting, marketing and selling hilsa fish for 11 days, starting from today, to facilitate its egg laying and boost hilsa production. Uzzal Bikash Datta, secretary of the fisheries and livestock ministry, announced the ban yesterday at a press conference at the Department of Fisheries in the

Hilsha now pricey

Prices of other fishes go up The price of Hilsa has increased in the city kitchen markets compared to that of the previous week’s price while the price of all kinds of vegetables has been stable. At the Palassey, and New Market kitchen markets, a pair of medium-sized Hilsa was sold for Tk 1300-1500 on ... Read more

Quizzical export

Hilsa Tk 900/kg at market, Tk 480/kg for export Hilsa has increasingly become elusive and is beyond reach of the common people for its high prices, but it was being exported to India for less than half the local market price before a ban was slapped on its overseas sales on Tuesday. The exporting price ... Read more

Take a hilsa, get marbles free!

It would have been funny but for the deplorable business practice: buy a hilsa, get marbles free. That, however, is precisely what happened on Tuesday to one Mashreful Islam Saikat, a student of Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and vice-president of the Chhatra Kalyan Parishad (students’ union). While buying his morning quota of four fish from ... Read more