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Hilsa production rose by 78% in last decade: Dipu Moni
« on: March 28, 2019, 05:05:25 PM »
The production of hilsa had increased by 78 per cent in the last decade due to the government’s conservation efforts, education minister Dipu Moni said on Saturday.
‘The incumbent government is very cordial about development in different sectors, including fisheries,’ the parliamentarian for Chandpur 3 constituency told a discussion at the Shilpakala Academy.
She said that the government took a project in 2016-2017 for extensive research on hilsa.
‘The project is continuing,’ Dipu Moni said, urging fishermen to stop catching jatka or hilsa fry.
State minister for fisheries Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru said that the ban on jatka fishing had helped hilsa production to increase to 5,17,000 tonnes.
‘It’s a record,’ he said.