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3-month fishing ban at Kaptai Lake from May 1

  • Published at 11:46 am April 24th, 2019
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The ban will be effective till July 31

To protect juvenile fish and increase natural breeding, the district magistrate has put a three-month ban on fishing, transporting, and marketing Kaptai Lake fish, Rangamati Deputy Commissioner AKM Mamunur Rashid said on Tuesday.

Mamunur said: “The ban will be effective from May 1 to July 31. It will be lifted on further notice. Till then, anyone defying the ban will face legal action.”

“Law enforcement will be on patrol and a mobile court is set up to punish anyone fishing illegally,” he added.

A year-long ban has been imposed on four specific areas of the lake.

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During the ban, government will provide Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) rice to registered fishermen.

Md Assaduzaman, manager commander of Bangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation (BFDC) in Rangamati, said: “Sufficient juvenile fish will be released in Kaptai Lake to increase production.

 “Action will be taken against those who use illegal fishing methods,” he added.