Govt imposes ban on Hilsa catching and marketing
Staff Correspondent: The government on Sunday imposed a ban on catching, processing and marketing Hilsa fish from 12thOctober to 2ndNovember to protect the fish variety during its breeding season.
The decision was taken at a meeting at fisheries livestock ministry with the minister Sayedul Huq in the chair.
After the meeting the minister told the media that Hilsa population increased because of extending the ban on catching fish during breeding season.
He said seven thousand square kilometer area has been marked a breeding ground of Hilsa and there would be ban on catching, selling, transporting, stocking of Hilsa for at least 22 days.
The minister said that several drives would be brought to pass all wholesale fish markets, kitchen markets, chain-shops during the ban.