Patuakhali’s Kalapara: Houses, fish enclosures at the expense of mangroves

Patuakhali’s Kalapara: Houses, fish enclosures at the expense of mangroves

Destroying mangrove forests, fish enclosures and residential houses are being constructed in Patuakhali’s Kalapara. Locals alleged that rather than protecting the forests, forest department is assisting a vested quarter to cut different species of trees including chaila, keora, bine and golgach. Over the years, the mangrove forests have earned a reputation as green walls, for […]

Fish under threat, humans too

Fish under threat, humans too

The menace of plastic is everywhere, even in the most remote locations, from the depths of the ocean to Arctic ice. So you can’t expect the Sundarbans to be an exception. A study has found at least 17 species of fish and three species of shellfish from three key rivers in the world’s biggest mangrove […]

Sucker fish banned as it poses threat to water species in Bangladesh

Sucker fish banned as it poses threat to water species in Bangladesh

Suckermouth catfish. — BSS photo. The government has finally banned suckermouth catfish, locally known as sucker fish, as it poses threat to species in the open water. The fisheries and livestock ministry issued the final gazette notification on January 11 banning import, culture, sale, supply and conservation of the fish, a handout said on Wednesday. […]

Myanmar, Bangladesh ‘Fish, Salt And Areca Nut Diplomacy – OpEd

Why And How Myanmar, Bangladesh Benefitting From Growing Economic Ties? – OpEd

In the cross-border commerce with Bangladesh, Myanmar has been exporting more than it has been importing, with 8,620.7 tonnes of exports to Bangladesh valued at US$10.733 million between April and October of the fiscal year 2022–2023. The two border checkpoints between Myanmar and Bangladesh, Sittway and Maungtaw, saw a 65 percent increase in the sale […]

The many challenges to conserving the popular hilsa fish

A big hilsa, weighing 1 kg is sold for Rs. 2,700 - 2,800. A smaller one, weighing 400-500 grams, fetches Rs. 700-800. Photo by Rahul Singh.

Prasanjit Mandal, 30, lives in Farakka, West Bengal, and his traditional line of work is fishing. However, these days, he also drives an autorickshaw to make a living. At times, he goes fishing with his friends in the Ganga river. Their aim is to catch a few hilsas; they are not interested in common fish. […]

Myanmar-Bangladesh ‘fish, salt and areca nut diplomacy’ – Daily Times

Myanmar-Bangladesh 'fish, salt and areca nut diplomacy' - Daily Times

In the cross-border commerce with Bangladesh, Myanmar has been exporting more than it has been importing, with 8,620.7 tonnes of exports to Bangladesh valued at US$10.733 million between April and October of the fiscal year 2022-2023. The two border checkpoints between Myanmar and Bangladesh, Sittway and Maungtaw, saw a 65 percent increase in the sale […]

Challenges abound to conserve the popular hilsa fish

A big hilsa, weighing 1 kg is sold for Rs. 2,700 - 2,800. A smaller one, weighing 400-500 grams, fetches Rs. 700-800. Photo by Rahul Singh.

In India, the construction of barrages and dams on rivers has obstructed the movement of hilsa, a migrating fish. Under the Clean Ganga Mission, efforts have been made to conserve and increase the number of hilsa. Some of the experiments include releasing juvenile hilsa and their eggs in upstream of the Ganga river. Incentives are […]

Crop of the future? More climate-hit Kenyans count on fish farming

Crop of the future? More climate-hit Kenyans count on fish farming

When farmer Elijah Murithi grew bananas in the 1980s and 1990s, central Kenya’s increasingly erratic weather meant he could rarely make a steady income from the thirsty crop. Prolonged dry spells killed Murithi’s young plants and long, intense rainy periods produced a glut of bananas that forced him to lower his prices to sell them […]

How Did Mothers Make Up The Myth About Fish and Milk?

Myth about fish and milk

Aren’t we all Pakistanis familiar with the all-famous haunting food combination of fish and milk? Anyhow, this baseless myth about fish and milk has no authentic ground. Ever since birth, our mothers have kept the two poles apart and strictly forbade us to eat them simultaneously. The haunting consequence of this combination is the appearance […]

S. Korea reveals fishing boat capacity reduction plan for nearshore fishermen

S. Korea reveals fishing boat capacity reduction plan for nearshore fishermen

[Courtesy of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries] SEOUL — Due to the decreased catch affected by climate changes and overfishing, South Korea will carry out a nearshore fishing boat capacity reduction program. A total of 39 boats will be reduced in 2023 and subsidies will be provided in form of tax returns and reimbursements […]