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Bangladesh self-sufficient in rice, fish by 2018

Dhaka – Bangladesh will attain self-sufficiency in rice and fish by 2018, fisheries and livestock minister Sayedul Haque said on Saturday. The country earned the status of fourth major fish producer in the world. Fish production is increasing every year due to various steps taken up by the government. So, it is called Bangalis are living on rice and fish. ... Read More »

More whales stranded in New Zealand, bringing total to 650

Wellington, Feb 11 (AP/UNB) — A new pod of 240 whales swam aground at a remote New Zealand beach on Saturday just hours after weary volunteers managed to refloat a different group of whales following an earlier mass stranding. In total, more than 650 pilot whales have beached themselves along a 5 kilometer (3 mile) stretch of coastline over two ... Read More »

New Worldfish Strategy targets Increased sustainable fish production

A new six-year strategy launched by WorldFish aims to boost sustainable aquaculture production and small-scale fisheries in developing countries, at the same time helping many of the world’s poorest fishers and fish farmers exit poverty.The strategy, aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sees increased emphasis on the development of improved fish breeds and feeds, strengthening fisheries governance, and ... Read More »

7 dead, 1 missing as waves hit New Zealand fishing boat

Wellington (AP/UNB)— Seven people were killed and another person was missing after a chartered fishing boat disappeared from view in large waves at the entrance to a harbor near Auckland, New Zealand authorities said. The boat Francie was carrying 11 people when it got into trouble on Saturday afternoon in Kaipara Harbour. Rescuers managed to pull three survivors from the ... Read More »

Bay of Bengal marine resources survey to begin in Nov

Dhaka – The government will start marine resource assessment within the country’s boundary in the Bay of Bengal in this November by using a high-tech marine research vessel, says a senior official. “The ocean survey ship, imported from Malaysia in June last, is expected to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in November this year,” director general of the ... Read More »

267 penalised in Barisal for violating ban on hilsha fishing

Barishal: Separate mobile courts have sentenced some 267 people to different term jails in six districts of Barisal division in 20 days in separate incidents of violation of the on-going temporary ban on hilsha fishing. The courts also collected Tk 11.40 lakhs as fine and recovered 28.21 lakh meter current nets and 3,891 kilogram Hilsha fish during the drives. UNB ... Read More »

The deal to create world’s largest marine park in Antarctica

By David Gilbert An “unprecedented level of international cooperation” has finally led to the creation of the world’s largest marine park, in the Southern Ocean in Antarctica. The initiative designed to help protect one of the most pristine areas of natural beauty and a wide range of wildlife, including birds, fish, and mammals under threat from commercial fishing, was agreed ... Read More »

Lionfish invasion an ‘unprecedented threat’

The population of Cuji fish (Haemulon aurolineatum), native to the southeastern coast of the United States, has dropped almost by a half (45 per cent) since 1990 — a time that coincides with the start of an invasion by lionfish (Pterois antennata), which originate from the Indian Ocean and western Pacific. The estimate was made in a study published in ... Read More »

Kamal for proper plans to utilise marine resources

Dhaka: Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday stressed the need for taking appropriate plans and their implementation to properly utilise the country’s vast marine resources. “Blue economy has created an important area in our economy. Making suitable plans and their implementation are inevitable to use the country’s huge marine resources,” he said. UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Dhaka seeks global support for marine protection plan

Dhaka has sought support from the global community to help develop an integrated plan for protecting marine resources, according to a document of the Ministry of Environment and Forests.Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain Manju made the request at the “Our Ocean 2016″ conference in Washington, D.C. held on September 15 to 16.”For proper management of the Swatch of No ... Read More »

Bangladesh to attain self-sufficiency in fish production within 3 yrs

Bangladesh is expected to attain self-sufficiency in fresh water fish production within next three years with a target to meet the annual demand of 42 lakh tonnes fishes, the major protein source of the people.”In 2008-09, country’s fish production stood at 27.01 lakh tonnes…the production soared to 36.84lakh tonnes in 2014-15 and it is expected that the country would be ... Read More »

Hand over Sundarbans arsonists to police: Minister

Dhaka – Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain Manju on Sunday urged all to hand over to law enforcers those involved in setting fire to the Sundarbans, saying stern action will be taken against them. He made the call while speaking at a meeting at the Sharankhola upazila parishad auditorium after visiting the parts of the Sundarbans that were affected ... Read More »

50 tonnes jatka seized, 15 held in Chittagong

Dhaka – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive arrested 15 people and seized around 50 tonnes of jatka (hilsa fry less than 10 inches in length) from the Karnaphuli River adjacent to Karnaphuli ghat under Sadarghat police station of Chittagong city on Monday, unb news agency reported. Read More »

Survey vessel arriving to assess Bay fish stock

Dhaka – Bangladesh will get its ocean research and survey ship, built in Malaysia, by the end of the current month which is expected to help assess fish stock and other marine resources in the Bay of Bengal, UNB news agency reported. A seven-member Bangladesh delegation, led by Fisheries and Livestock Minister Muhammed Sayedul Hoque, visited the Malaysian seaport where ... Read More »