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Hilsa is not found in the sea, fishermen are worried

Fishery 2024-05-11, 9:22pm


Hilsa is not found in the Bay, fishermen are worried.

Patuakhali: Fishermen are worried about the lack of hilsa in the Bay of Bengal. There is no call for fishing in Kuakata, Alipur, Mahipur. A couple of trawlers from the sea return to shore with a few fish, but most trawlers return empty-handed. There is a lamentation in the fishing villages of the coast. Thousands of fishermen families in the coastal areas including Kuakata are in debt burden.

On the surface, it can be seen that there is no activity in the fishing grounds of the port. Workers are spending days without work. The wholesale traders are passing the time in the tea shop talking and chatting. Some fishermen are weaving old nets. The people of the busy fishing port are out of work.

Fisherman Ali Majhi said, I took a loan from the NGO in the name of my wife. I could not pay installments because I did not catch fish in the sea.

Trawler owner Yusuf Hawladar said, once we send the fishermen to the sea with a market of 1.5-2 lakh taka in the trawler, but the fish gets 15/20 thousand taka. We are now in despair.

Md. Didar Uddin Ahmed Masum, President of Mahipur Fish War Owners Cooperative Association, said that if we don't get fish for a few more days, we will have to lock all the fish warehouse. Now Allah is the only hope. - Gofran Biswas Palash