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.