President for cultivating, preserving local fish species
DHAKA, Aug 31, 2021 (BSS) - President M Abdul Hamid today asked all concerned , specially the government and non-government entrepreneurs to increase fish production by cultivating and preserving different varieties of local fishes as he released fish fries at Bangabhaban here.
"Production of local fishes has been decreased to a large extent and some varieties of local fishes are facing extinction . . . So, we must take steps to encourage people to cultivate and preserve different varieties of local fishes,” the President told the programme held to mark The National Fisheries Week-2021.
Terming the fisheries sector as very potential in meeting the demand of nutrition, he said,“ Besides, the fisheries sector can help create employment opportunity as well as earning huge amount of foreign exchange.”
The head of the state released various species of fish fries, including Rui, Katla, Mrigel, Kali Baus, Pabda, Gulsha, Subarna Rui, Lobster, Mahashol at the Lion Pond at Bangabhaban.
Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim, President's Office Secretary Sampad Barua, Military Secretary Major General SM Salah Uddin Islam, Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin, Secretary (Attachment) Md Wahidul Islam Khan, Fisheries and Livestock Secretary Rawnak Mahmud, and other civil and military high officials were present there.