22-day Hilsha ban from Oct 12

22-day Hilsha ban from Oct 12

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Dhaka – The government has imposed a ban on catching, selling, transportation and hoarding of hilsa from October 12 to November 2 in 27 districts, UNB news agency reported.The decision was taken at a meeting of Fisheries and Livestock Ministry at the secretariat on Sunday.
The 27 districts are—Chandpur, Laxmipur, Noakhali, Feni, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Barisal, Bhola, Patuakhali, Barguna, Pirojpur, Jhalakati, Bagerhat, Shariatpur, Brahmanbaria, Dhaka, Madaripur, Faridpur, Rajbari, Jamalpur, Narayanganj, Narshingdi, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Khulna, Kushtia and Rajshahi.
Fisheries and Livestock Minister M Sayedul Haq said the decision was taken to boost hilsha production through protection of mother fish during its peak breeding season.
The minister also urged fishermen not to catch hilsa during this period.
Legal actions will be taken against those who will violate the ban, he added.

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