Friday , November 22 2019

Fishery

Fish consumption up, price down in BD for ‘blue revolution’

Dhaka, Oct 27 – Bangladesh’s recent aquaculture growth has defied predictions so much that it deserves to be called a “Blue Revolution.” Even though aquaculture has enabled over 2 million Bangladeshis to escape poverty from 2000-2010, the country’s fisheries policy has yet to adapt to these changes. Creating greater access to fish as a source of nutrition among poor households ... Read More »

22-day ban on catching, selling Hilsa from Oct 9

Dhaka, Sept 8 (UNB) –The government will impose a 22-day ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting Hilsa from October 9 to 31 to ensure the safe spawning of the popular fish during its peak breeding period. State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru came up with the information while talking to reporters after a meeting ... Read More »

Virus attack devastates shrimp farms in South West BD

Bagerhat, Sept 7 (UNB) – ‘Bagda’ shrimp farmers in the district are counting huge losses due to decline in production caused by virus attack and drastic fall in its prices. Local farmers said a huge quantity of ‘Bagda’ shrimp die in many enclosures in different areas of the district a few months back due to drought and virus attack, leading ... Read More »

The water is so hot in Alaska it’s killing large numbers of salmon

By Ryan Prior, CNN Alaska has been in the throes of an unprecedented heat wave this summer, and the heat stress is killing salmon in large numbers. Scientists have observed die-offs of several varieties of Alaskan salmon, including sockeye, chum and pink salmon. Stephanie Quinn-Davidson, director of the Yukon Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, told CNN she took a group of scientists ... Read More »

Enormous alien fish spotted in Kerala’s rivers after the 2018 floods

by Aathira Perinchery on 16 August 2019 • Kerala researchers have found that alien fish species, arapaima and alligator gar, were caught from four rivers after the floods of 2018. • The fish probably escaped from aquaculture facilities during the floods, and are now ‘fugitives’ in the natural ecosystem, claim the authors. • These predatory species are much larger compared ... Read More »

Fishing in Bay resumes at the end of 65-day ban

Khulna, July 23 (UNB)- Fishermen here and other southeastern districts are ready to begin fishing amid festivity from Tuesday night after the 65-day fishing ban in the Bay of Bengal ended on Tuesday. The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock imposed the ban from May 20. During a visit to the area, this correspondent found fishermen were readying nets, boats, and ... Read More »

Scientists get peek into how some fish change sex as adults

New York, Jul 11 (AP/UNB) — If in the beginning there was male and female, fish seem to have forgotten the memo. For nearly 500 fish species, including the clownfish in “Finding Nemo,” the great divide between sexes is more like a murky line: If circumstances call for it, the fish can swap their sex, with females turning into males ... Read More »

Fishing ban at breeding time in Sundarbans hits fisherfolk

Khulna, July 11 (UNB) – Amid a 65-day-ban on netting fish in the Bay of Bengal, the authorities imposed a fresh ban on all kinds of fishing in rivers and canals that flow through the Sundarbans. In a prohibitive order, the Forest Department banned fishing in 13 rivers and 450 canals inside the Sundarbans for two months starting from July ... Read More »

450 fishermen with 32 Indian trawlers taken into Paira custody

Dhaka, July 07 – At least 450 fishermen with 32 Indian fishing trawlers have been taken in safe custody by Paira Sea Port coastguard in Kalapara under Patuakhali district on Sunday afternoon. As the sea was clogged due to hostile weather, the Coast Guard members took their Paira Sea Port from the deep sea area while they catching fish by ... Read More »

Taking cue from YouTube, BD youth farms fish in yard pools

Comilla, June 26 – Iqbal Hossain, a youth of Shubhanagar village in Sadar Upazila, has started farming fish in backyard pools. He taught himself the technique by watching a tutorial on youtube, the video blogging site. “I started farming fish in yard pool as a hobby but now I’ve been providing fish to nearby families after meeting my own family ... Read More »

HC to know steps for stopping fish cultivation in Sewer lagoons

Dhaka, June 19 – The High Court Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday wanted to know the steps taken to implement its 2015 directives for stopping cultivation of fishes in Dhaka, Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) lagoon in Dhaka’s Kadamtoli, as its water and fishes are poisonous and harmful. The apex court directed the authorities concerned to submit ... Read More »

Fishers block Dhaka-Chittagong Highway to end Bay fishing ban

Chattogram, June 9 (UNB) – Traffic movement on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway was halted for about two hours on Sunday when fishermen blocked the road in Sitakunda upazila demanding withdrawal of fishing ban in the Bay. Several hundred people from ‘Matshyajibi Jele Somproday’ organisation came out on the street around 10am. Halting vehicular movement caused immense sufferings to commuters returning to ... Read More »

8000 kilos carp fries netted from Halda River in BD in 2 hrs

Chittagong, May 26 –Fishermen collected around 8,000 kg eggs from the Halda River, the only natural fish spawning waterbody in South Asia, on Saturday night. Mother fishes of different species released eggs in the Halda River. Fishermen initiated netting eggs from Friday dawn. The authorities concerned said that egg collection may exceed previous records this year as they have taken ... Read More »

Illegally caught 5 tons Hilsa fries below 9 inches seized

Chattogram, May 23 (UNB)— The Coast Guard seized nearly 5,000 kilograms of ‘Jatka’ (Hilsa fry less than 9 inches long) that were caught defying a fishing ban on Wednesday. A Coast Guard team raided Abhaymitra terminal around 11:30pm after being tipped off about trading of Jatka. “A boat and 5,000kg Jatka were seized,” said Lt Commander Saiful Islam, Staff Officer ... Read More »

65-day Fishing ban in Bay of Bengal for sustainable reserve

Chattogram, May 20 (UNB) – The government on Sunday imposed a 65-day ban (from May 20 to July 23) on fishing in the Bay of Bengal, aiming to boost commercial fishing in the country. Catching all types of saltwater fish has been prohibited during the ban. All the commercial trawlers have been requested to abide by the government order, said ... Read More »

Indonesia sinks 51 foreign boats to fight against poaching

Indonesia, May 5 (AP/UNB) — Indonesian authorities resumed their tough stance against illegal fishing in the country’s waters by sinking 51 foreign ships Saturday, as the government ramps up efforts to exert greater control over its vast maritime territory. The seized ships were sunk at five ports across the archipelago, which has some of the world’s richest fishing grounds, the ... Read More »