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Jatka Conservation Week begins Mar 31

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 15 March, 2023 12:00 AM
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The National ‘Jatka Conservation Week-2023’ will be observed between March 31 and April 6 aiming at creating mass awareness on preserving Hilsa fry to boost the overall fish production.

The decision came at a meeting of the National Task Force on Hilsa Resource Development at the department of fisheries in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Tuesday.

Speaking at the meeting Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim said the source of income for those involved in this sector is being created through fish production, marketing and processing.

“Entrepreneurs are being created through this sector, unemployment is being eliminated. This sector is playing a role in earning foreign exchange and stimulating the rural economy. As a result, the country is moving forward. Now we are not only self-sufficient in fish, but our fish is being exported to about 52 countries,” he said.

Various programmes were scheduled at central and district-upazila level during Jatka Conservation Week, including press conferences, inaugural rallies, naval rallies and discussion events, distribution of poster-leaflets, sports competitions with fishermen and fishermen, cultural events and discussion meetings, conducting mobile court and campaign for protection of Jatka.