Rangamati district administration has imposed a ban on fishing for three months in the Kaptai Lake from May 12 midnight to ensure boosting fish population in the lake.
The ban is enforced to protect mother fishes from the hands of unscrupulous fishermen to ensure safe breeding and boosting fish production in the lake, said additional deputy commissioner Mostafa Zaman.
Extraction of any species of fish, drying, transportation and sale is prohibited during the ban period.
There are 75 species of fish including six foreign varieties and two kinds of shrimps in the lake, the longest in the sub-continent with an area of 58,300 hectares.
Decision to impose the routine ban was taken at a meeting organized by the district administration.