Enhancing fish farming to ensure food security stressed

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Rajshahi | Published at 12:21am on July 21, 2018

Experts at a post-rally discussion in Rajshahi on Thursday underscored the need for boosting fish farming through the best uses of existing natural resources for reduction of protein deficiency and poverty.
They viewed that all the government and non-government organisations concerned and farmers should come forward and work together for attaining the cherished goal.
Department of fisheries and district administration jointly organised the discussion in Shilpakala Academy auditorium marking the National Fisheries Week-2018.
In his address of welcome, district fisheries officer Shamsul Alam Shah narrated the district level fisheries extension and development activities with highlighting the potentials of the sector.
Commissioner of Rajshahi division Nur-Ur-Rahman and superintendent of police Md Shahidullah addressed the discussion as chief and special guests respectively with deputy commissioner SM Abdul Kader in the chair.
Divisional deputy director of DoF Rezaul Islam, senior assistant director Jahangir Alam, farm manager Abdul Khaleque, assistant director Shirin Shila and senior upazila fisheries officer Abul Kalam Azad also spoke.
Referring to the immense prospect of the fisheries sector, Nur-Ur-Rahman said fish production could easily be increased to a great extent if the natural resources were utilised properly.
He recommended inspiring the farmers, providing them with latest scientific technologies and educating them in producing quality fish fries to boost production.
Taking part in the discussion, some of the fishermen stressed the need for mitigating all the existing problems being faced by the fish farmers to attain the cherished goal.
Earlier, a colorful rally was brought out from Chandipur Crossing and parading the main thoroughfares before converged into the meeting venue.
Later, the chief and special guests released fish fingerlings in DC’s Banglow’s pond.