Extensive plans taken for development of fisheries in haors
Says Rezaul Karim
Biddut P. Roy from Kishorganj: Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim yesterday said, a comprehensive plan has been taken for the development of fisheries in the haor area.
“The present government will do whatever is necessary to develop and enrich the Haor regions. Several plans have been taken to improve the haor area by keeping the natural environment normal. In particular, the government is working on how to increase the fishery resources in the haor area, how to turn the fishery resources into a national economic resource, how the fish from the haor area can be transported to different parts of the country and how to create fish products easily,” he said.
The minister was speaking at the native fish-fry release-ceremony at Mithamoin Haor in Kishoreganj district as the chief guest, a release said.
The event was organized by the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute under the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, it added.
The haor fish research center of Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute will be set up in Kishoreganj soon, the minister said.
Responding to a question from reporters, the minister said fisheries are severely damaged due to plastics or other wastes. Fish eggs are wasted and reproduction is hampered, he added.
Public awareness should be raised so that no one dumps plastic or other wastes in the haor, he said.
He urged all including public representatives and concerned administration as well as the media to be vocal to this end.
“If the natural environment is destroyed, we will face its consequences. Therefore, all measures will be taken to protect the environment of the haor,” he continued.
Kishoreganj Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Shamim Alam presided over the ceremony while Kishoreganj-4 MP Rezwan Ahamed Taufiq, Fisheries and Livestock Secretary Raunak Mahmud and Mithamoin Upazila Parishad Chairman Asiya Alam were present as special guests.
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