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Bangladesh Earned $1.36cr by Exporting Hilsa to India

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In 2022, the Bangladesh government has earned a total of 1 crore 36 lakh 20 thousand dollars by exporting 1 thousand 352 tons of hilsa fish to India, said the Minister of Fisheries and Livestock SM Rezaul Karim. He said, The production of hilsa has increased unexpectedly due to the coordinated implementation of various programs by the current government. The article is about Bangladesh Earned $1.36cr by Exporting Hilsa to India.

In the last 12 years, the production of hilsa in the country has increased almost twice. During this time, the country’s growth rate of hilsa production is about 90 percent. Mr. Rezaul Karim said that in 2021, about 51.76 percent of mother hilsa eggs were able to hatch due to the success of the mother hilsa conservation campaign. Out of which, about 39 thousand 315 crore baby hilsa have been added to hilsa resources.

The minister said that every year, during the primary breeding season of hilsa, under the ‘Mother Hilsa Conservation Campaign 2022’, a total of 22 days from October 7 to 28, hilsa collection, transportation, marketing, purchase and sale of hilsa across the country including 7 thousand square kilometers of coastal hilsa breeding area. Furthermore, hoarding and exchange are prohibited. A notification in this regard has already been issued.

He said that disobeying this ban is punishable by law. Anyone who violates this law will be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a minimum of one year to a maximum of 2 years or a fine of up to five thousand Bdt or both. The minister said that the government will take strict measures if the development of hilsa resources is obstructed. If you try to extract Hilsa illegally by disobeying the ban, no discount will be given.

He said that the significant activities of the mother hilsa conservation campaign this year are from October 7 to 28 in 20 districts of the country, namely- Chandpur, Laxmipur, Noakhali, Feni, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Barisal, Bhola, Patuakhali, Barguna, Pirojpur, Jhalkathi, Bagerhat, Dhaka. , Shariatpur, Madaripur, Faridpur, Rajbari, Manikganj, and Munshiganj districts, all kinds of fish collection, transportation, buying and selling, storage and exchange including hilsa in rivers and estuaries will be closed, and ice mills in these districts will be closed.

At this time, only hilsa fishing will be stopped in 18 other districts, namely Gopalganj, Narayanganj, Narsingdi, Kishoreganj, Tangail, Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Pabna, Sirajganj, Natore, Bogra, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Brahmanbaria, Khulna, Kushtia, Narail, and Jamalpur districts.

He said day and night operation to stop hilsa extraction in all the rivers and estuaries of 38 districts of the country, operation of mobile courts and stop buying and selling, transportation, storage and exchange of hilsa in fish wharfs, fish markets, haat-bazaars, chain shops and other sales centers across the country. A massive operation will be conducted.

The minister said that the local district and Upazila administration, navy, air force, coast guard, RAB, police, naval police, and fisheries department will jointly conduct the mobile court and operation. Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock at the press conference. Nahid Rashid, Director General of the Fisheries Department Mahbubul Haque, and senior officials of the Ministry were present.

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