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Crab farming recoups loss at virus infested BD shrimp farms

$26.81 lakh earned in five months from crab export KHULNA, DECEMBER 03- The shrimp farmers here who counted suffered repeated losses due to virus attacks in farms and natural disasters are now showing greater interest in crab cultivation as it has proved to be more profitable than shrimp and its demand in the international market is on the rise. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Changing the future of fish

Danielle Nierenberg According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), “Fish represents a valuable source of proteins and nutrients in the diet of many countries and its importance in contributing to food security is rising significantly.” This week, March 10–13, Slow Food New Orleans will host “Slow Fish 2016 in New Orleans: Gateway to the Americas.” This is first ... Read More »

10,000 fishing boats sail into Bay after 15-day ban to save hilsa

Chittagong – After end of prohibition period over Hilsa fishing, about 700 fishing boats sailed for sea for fishing on first day on Saturday. The prohibition period ended at 12 midnight on Friday. Feringhee Bazar fish market sources said about 700 fishing boats sailed from different points of karnaphuli river for fishing from morning of Saturday but experienced acute shortage ... Read More »

Ending rogue fishing

Maria Damanaki , Yoriko Kawaguchi and Jane Lubchenco London – Seafood is by far the most highly traded commodity globally,feeding billions of people worldwide. Unfortunately, however, theindustry is plagued by illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing,which undermines conservation efforts and handicaps honest fishers andbusinesses that follow the rules. It is high time to address theproblem. Rogue fishing accounts for up to ... Read More »

Global conference on inland fisheries decry impact of dams

-Parineeta Dandekar, Indian expert writes Tuesday was the first day of the Global Conference on Inland Fisheries organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in collaboration with Michigan State University.  This is said to be the first such conference on Inland Fisheries which has been a neglected field, despite its spectacular contribution to livelihood security, ... Read More »