GAIBANDHA: A 22-day ban on Hilsa fishing, selling, transporting, hoarding and marketing has been effective from Monday in the district as elsewhere in other 37 districts of the country to protect mother Hilsa for ensuring safe breeding.
District fisheries officer (DFO) Mohammad Foysal Azam said the government imposed the 22-day ban that came into effect at the zero hour of today and it would continue till October 25. During the time, all types of fishing including hilsa will be prohibited in rivers, estuaries and seas of 20 districts. The catching of hilsa is also restricted in the rivers of other 18 districts. The government is implementing the “Hilsa Protection Campaign-2021” to save mother hilsa during the peak breeding period. A mother Hilsa gives birth up to 50 lakh fries during the period, Azam Said.