Bangladesh achieves laudable success in fish production: officials


RANGPUR, July 29, 2018 (BSS) – Fisheries officials and experts at a function said Bangladesh achieved tremendous success in fish production in last ten years, meeting nutrition demand of people with leading the country
on the way to achieve self-reliance in this regard.

The observation came at the concluding and prize giving ceremony of the National Fisheries Week-2018 jointly organised by Upazila Fisheries Department and upazila administration at Bir Muktijoddha Tipu Munshi
auditorium in Kawnia upazila town on Saturday evening.

The weeklong programmes included colourful rallies, releasing fish fries, awareness building and motivational activities with a renewed call and fresh strategies for further development of the prospective fisheries sector.

With Kawnia Upazila Fisheries Officer Manjurul Islam in the chair, Upazila Nirbahi Officer SM Nazia Sultana attended the function as the chief guest.

Assistant Upazila Fisheries Officers Mahbub Ul Alam and Jiban Krishna Sarker, successful fish farmers Raju Ahmed and Rezaul Karim, among others, addressed the function.

More than 900 people, including fish farmers and fishermen, officials and employees, political leaders, hatchery owners, pisciculture extension workers, fish-feed traders, teachers and students were present.

Manjurul Islam narrated the success achieved in increasing fish production in Kawnia upazila as well as in the district where the farmers produced 40,720 tonnes of fish during last 2017-2018 fiscal against annual demand of
63,095 tonnes.

“The fish production increased by 5,643 tonnes during the last fiscal while it was 35,077 tonnes in 2016-2017 fiscal in the district and the trend will continue in the coming years all over the district,” he said.

The chief guest mentioned tremendous economic prospect of the fisheries sector in the upazila and called for further boosting fish production using the latest technologies and protecting the natural breeding grounds with
stopping hunt of smaller fishes.

Later, she distributed crests and prizes among the five best hatchery owners and fish farmers of the upazila for their tremendous success in enhancing cultivation and production of fish.