‘National Jatka Protection Week-2019’ will start today to create awareness about preservation of immature Hilsha or ‘Jatka’ to boost production of the national fish.
State Minister of Fisheries and Livestock Ashraf Ali will inaugurate the week at 11am at Charfashion in Bhola and lead a boat rally, said an official press release, reports BSS.The state minister today at a press briefing highlighted the programmes of the week. He said 36 Jatka-enriched districts will be the main focused areas of the week.
The districts are– Dhaka, Manikganj, Kishoreganj, Rajbari, Shariatpur, Madaripur, Faridpur, Munshiganj, Naraynganj, Narshingdi, Tangail, Goplaganj, Bhola, Patuakhali, Barishal, Pirojpur, Barguna, Jhalokathi, Chandpur , Laksmipur, Feni, Noakhali, Chattagram, Cox’s bazar, Khulna, Kushtia, Bagerhat, Satkhira, Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Sirajganj, Natore, Jamalpur, Pabna, Kurigram and Gaibandha.
The week will continue till March 22. The theme of this year’s week is ‘No use of net-no jatka fishing’, the release added.