Fishing resumes in Sunderbans

United News of Bangladesh . Khulna | Published: 00:04, Sep 03,2019


Fishermen of the Sunderbans resumed fishing from Sunday following a 60-day ban on fishing.

Ministry of Forestry imposed the ban from July 1 to put an end to use of poison to catch fish and related crimes in the forest. The July-August period is the breeding season for most of the fish available in the rivers hence to protect them the two-month embargo was imposed, said ministry sources.

Local fish traders and fishermen are however skeptical about profits as most of them spent the loaned money they took beforehand.

Chadpai range station officer Md Kamrul Islam said the ban was imposed to reduce forest crimes.

‘As the ban has ended, fishermen have started to enter the forest area with passes from September 1. Around 150 fishermen have taken passes from Chadpai Station alone,’ he added.

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