A total of 180 life jackets have been distributed among fishing boat skippers in Cox's Bazar to be saved from any drowning incidents on Tuesday.
Deputy director of Department of Fisheries (Chattogram Division) SM Mohib Ullah distributed the life jackets while District Fisheries Officer of Cox’s Bazer SM Khalequzzaman presided over the programme held at conference room of district fisheries officer.Zia Haider Chowdhury, director of Hilsa Development and Management Project, Tarapada Chowhan, senior upazila fisheries officer, and Dr Md Nahiduzzaman, a scientist of the ECOFISH II activity of WorldFish Bangladesh, among of others, were present in the event.
On the occasion, skippers were given a demonstration to use life jackets properly.
These life jackets were distributed under the ECOFISH II activity jointly implemented by the Department of Fisheries and WorldFish Bangladesh with the funding of USAID.
Life jackets were also distributed among fishermen in Ukhia, Teknaf and Maheshkhali upazila.