Helicopters will use to Monitor mother Hilsa: Livestock Minister
By Sadman Sad
Bangladesh: Advocate S.M. Rezaul Karim, Minister of Fisheries and Livestock, has said that the operation of saving mother Hilsa fish will e monitored by law enforcement agencies as well as helicopters.
He said this while talking to reporters at Mohanpur in Chandpur when he was inspecting the mother Hilsa protection campaign on the Meghna River on the spot on Wednesday (October 14, 2020).
S M Rezaul Karim, MP, said that those who will disobey the ban would send to jail in an address. An adequate amount of Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) will provide to the fishermen. Allocations will further increase if necessary.
Regarding the production of Hilsa, the Minister said, “I will take the production of Hilsa in Bangladesh to a place where people will eat Hilsa in every village, in every house and play a role in development through export.”
Rawnak Mahmud, Secretary of the Fisheries Ministry, Atiqul Islam, Chief of Naval Police, Kazi Shams Afroz, Director General of Fisheries Department, Dr. Yahya, Director General of Fisheries Research Institute were present.
On the other hand, the administration has seen an exercise in the Kirtankhola River to conserve mother Hilsa. The mother, Hilsa conservation campaign, has been inaugurated in Barisal during the primary breeding season of Hilsa.
SM Aziar Rahman, Deputy Commissioner of Barishal District, inaugurated the campaign to conserve mother Hilsa in the DC Ghat area of Kirtankhola river at 9:30 am on Wednesday (October 14, 2020).
Officials from the District Administration, Department of Fisheries, Naval Police, and coastguard were present during the inauguration.
At that time, the Deputy Commissioner said, if mother Hilsa is protected, the production of Hilsa increases. During the 22-day breeding season, the naval police, coast guard, RAB, police, fisheries office, and district administration will conduct operations in different rivers and markets to conserve mother Hilsa.
If anyone finds involved in catching, storing, marketing, and buying & selling Hilsa fish, they will send to jail by a mobile court.
Arrangements had made to deliver door-to-door assistance to the fishermen allotted by the Department of Fisheries on the days when the Hilsa catch stopped, said the Deputy Commissioner.
Abu Saeed, District Fisheries Officer, said the mother Hilsa conservation drive, which started on Wednesday, would continue till November 4. He warned of stern action against any officer in charge of the Hilsa conservation operation will be taken if any irregularities will find against him.
After the inauguration ceremony, the administration conducted an exercise to conserve mother Hilsa in the Kirtankhola river.