GAIBANDHA: Jatka Conservation Week-2021 began in the district on Sunday with a call to ensure the sustainable production of national fish Hilsa.
This year’s theme of the week is ‘Mujib Borshe Shapath Nebo, Jatka noy Ilish Khabo’.To mark the week, the district fisheries office and Shaghata, Fulchhari, Sadar and Sundarganj upazila fisheries offices chalked out elaborate programmes till March 10, reports BSS.
The programmes include pasting posters, publicity activity through loud speakers among the fishermen who reside on the bank of the river Jamuna (Brahmaputra) of the upazilas in the district, counselling, holding discussion meeting to the fishermen and conducting mobile courts in the river areas of the upazilas.
District fisheries officer Abdud Dayan told the agency they had underscored the need for conservation of Jatka through motivating the fishermen living on the bank of the river Jamuna here to get matured Hilsa in near future and attain the cherished goal of the week. A motivational meeting to protect Jatka would be held at the schools located on the bank of the river Jamuna here during the period, he also said.
Apart from it, necessary measures had been taken to display documentary film on the importance of Jatka conservation, essay writing competition to the students and arrange awareness meetings to the fishermen, he added.
Deputy commissioner (DC) Abdul Matin said that Hilsa fish had been playing a remarkable role in our national culture, employment generation, poverty alleviation, foreign exchange earnings and fulfilling the protein demand of the people since long.
He urged all individuals and organizations concerned to come forward with positive attitude to preserve the Jatka anyhow to help boost production of Hilsa in the rivers of the district.