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Five fishermen jailed for defying hilsa ban in Chandpur

A mobile court sentenced five fishermen to one year’s imprisonment each for catching hilsa in the Meghna River in Sadar upazila on Thursday evening defying the ongoing ban. The fishermen are Badshah Bepari, 40, Yeasin, 38, Shah Jalal, 26, Sekandar, 25, and Khalil, 40. All of them are residents of Raj Rajeswar area in Sadar upazila. District Fisheries Officer Asadul ... Read More »

22-day ban on catching, selling Hilsa from Oct 9

Dhaka, Sept 8 (UNB) –The government will impose a 22-day ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting Hilsa from October 9 to 31 to ensure the safe spawning of the popular fish during its peak breeding period. State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru came up with the information while talking to reporters after a meeting ... Read More »

India to open Farakka for hilsa at spawning migration time

The Farakka Barrage on the Ganges

Dhaka, Feb 10 – India has redesigned a navigation lock at Farakka barrage over the Ganges to ensure smooth and safe migration of the hilsa during the three-month spawning season. It will ensure hilsas’ journey up to Allahabad down the Ganges from this monsoon after a gap of over 40 years, reports the Times of India. The lock had for ... Read More »