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Hilsa catching resumes on Monday midnight after 22-day ban

Published : Sunday, 24 October, 2021 at 10:05 PM  Count : 528

Hilsa catching resumes on Monday midnight after 22-day ban

Hilsa catching resumes on Monday midnight after 22-day ban



Fishermen will be able to catch Hilsa again as the 22-day ban is going to expire by Monday midnight.

A 22-day ban on catching, selling, hoarding, and transporting of Hilsa was imposed by the government on October 4 to protect mother Hilsa with eggs.

The ban will be effective until October 25 midnight, said sources at the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock on Sunday.

The government imposed the ban as it is the peak period when the mother Hilsa swim against the tide to spawn in rivers.

According to the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Hilsa has the highest contribution to the country's fish production. It oncontributes more than 12.09% of the country's fish production.

Hilsa production in Bangladesh has gone up by 159.76% in the last 15 years, thanks to the government's efforts, including their ban on catching brood fish, and fries.

The government also imposes bans on catching hilsa during March-April to help the hilsa fry grow and return to the sea.

SZA



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