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3-month ban on fishing, tourism in Sundarbans begin

News Desk Districts 2023-06-01, 3:26pm

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A three-month ban on fishing and tourism in the Sundarbans has started from Thursday.



A three-month ban on fishing and tourism in the Sundarbans has started from Thursday (June 1) to ensure safe breeding and movement of fish and wild animals.
Movement of all types of vessels including boats, fishing trawlers in the rivers and canals as well as the entry of fishermen and honey collectors will remain suspended from today to August 31.
No local for foreign tourists will be allowed to enter the forest during the period.
According to the Forest Department, 251 species of fish release eggs during this monsoon and so fishing will not be allowed in the forest.
The authorities think the breeding by the fish and different species of animals will be obstructed due to sound of operating water vehicles in the water bodies.
Confirming the matter, Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) of Sundarbans Satkhira Range AKM Iqbal Hossain Chowdhury said tough action will be taken against those who will ignore the restriction.