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Livelihood grants help fishers conserve Sundarbans dolphins

KHULNA – Rina Begum, mother of two, once used to catch shrimp fry in the rivers of the Sundarbans, the world largest mangrove forest and habitat to many endangered species, including Bengal tigers and freshwater dolphins. “Fishing was our everyday task as we had no other livelihood option rather than catching fish. That’s why my husband and I used to ... 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 »