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NATIONAL FISHERIES WEEK

Rajshahi attains surplus fish production

BSS, Rajshahi
Rajshahi attains surplus fish production
State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru leads a procession from Matsha Bhaban in the capital yesterday marking the National Fisheries Week-2019. Focus Bangla Photo

Rajshahi district has produced more than 80,899.79 metric tons of fishes last fiscal year against the demand for 58,858.75 metric tons.

The district has also attained significant success in fish spawn and fish fingerling production which are also surplus than the existing demand.

Alok Kumar Shaha, District Fisheries Officer, said this at a press conference at DC’s conference room on inauguration of the National Fisheries Week’ 2019 yesterday. Fish production has increased significantly in the result after taking multidimensional development and extension programs, he said.

The fishery officer said about 3,161 kilograms of fish fingerlings were released last year in 771 hectares of internal water-bodies to increase fish production. The district has 18,757 registered fishermen and out of them 17,382 fishermen have identity cards to receive supports and incentives from the government. Another report adds from Rangpur: Fish production in northern Rangpur district has been increasing by 3,500 tonnes annually as calculated by the concerned officials over the last five consecutive years.

Fish production in the district during 2018-2019 year was 53,053 tonnes of which was 35,600 tonnes five years back, said a press conference held yesterday marking beginning of the National Fisheries Week -2019. District Fisheries Officer Barun Chandra Biswas highlighted the success achieved in the fishery sector. However, the district is still lagging far behind of total demand of the people of the district for 63,095 tonnes of fish a year, he said.

 

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