Best use of water bodies to increase fish production stressed

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GAIBANDHA, July 19, 2017 (BSS) – Whip of the Jatiya Sangad Mahabub Ara Begum Gini stressed the need for enhancing fish production in the open-water bodies of the country to meet the protein deficiency and change the socio- economic condition of fish farmers.

“Fish production can easily be increased to a great extent through the best use of existing natural resources,” she said while addressing a discussion as the chief guest at the auditorium of Zilla Parishad here today.

District administration and department of fisheries arranged the discussion marking the National Fisheries Week that begins today across the country amid enthusiasm and befitting manner with the slogan “Machh Chashe Garbo Desh, Badley Debo Bangladesh”. . With Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Muhammad Mizanur Rahman in the chair, the discussion was addressed by Police Super M Masrukur Rahman Khaled and Mayor of Gaibandha Municipality Advocate Shah Masud Jahangir Kabir Milon as special guests.

District Fisheries Officer Abdud Dayan made the welcome speech at the function mentioning overall scenario of the fisheries department of the district.

The meeting was also addressed, among others, by Upazila Nirbahi Officer Alia Ferdous Zahan and District Livestock Officer Dr M Abdul Latif.

Later, the whip distributed crests among successful fish cultivators and released fish fries into a pond.

Earlier, a colorful procession led by whip Gini was brought out from Independence Square that ended at the same venue parading major streets of the town.

A good number of people, including district level officials and fish farmers, participated in the rally.

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