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65-day marine fishing ban begins Thursday

  • Published at 10:21 pm May 19th, 2021
Padma river fishing boats
Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The fishing restriction will remain effective till July 23

A 65-day restriction on fishing in the Bay of Bengal will begin tomorrow with an aim to boost marine fish production.

The fishing restriction will remain effective from May 20 to July 23.

Earlier, on April 15 last, the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock issued a notification to this end under the Section 3 of the Marine

Fisheries Act, 2020 for proper breeding, production and conservation of marine fisheries resources in the country’s marine waters.


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Catching all types of marine fish has been prohibited during the period. All commercial trawlers have been asked to abide by the ban.

The government has been implementing the fishing ban program each year since 2015.

On Tuesday, a special meeting on fishing ban program was held in the capital with Fisheries and Livestock Minister S M Rezaul Karim in the chair, a ministry press release said.

Fisheries and Livestock Secretary Raunak Mahmud, Additional Secretaries of the ministry Shaymal Chandra Karmakar and Md Toufiqul Arif, Director General of the Fisheries Department Kazi Shams Afroz, Additional IGP of Naval Police Md Atiqul Islam and representatives from different government agencies were present at the meeting.

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