Manpower crisis cripples Shayestaganj fishery

Infrastructure as well as activities at the government-run Shayestaganj Fisheries Extension and Training Centre in Sayestaganj upazila of Habiganj has remained in a deplorable condition for years. The centre is running with many problems including dilapidated office buildings, broken furniture, decaying boundary walls and silted up ponds. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s […]

Strict policy on importing wild life a must

Single certification body needed to facilitate food export

THE reported commercial farming of invasive fish is likely to further endanger the aquatic biodiversity unless the government takes immediate steps against it. A probe report of the Department of Fisheries has found that the highly invasive suckermouth catfish, globally recognised for rapidly degrading aquatic ecology and biodiversity, is in commercial production in Bangladesh. The […]

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Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shahab Uddin, Wasik Billah Nomani

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim said the extremist groups, which have been creating anarchy and chaos in the country in the recent times, are enemies of the state and they must be brought to the book. “Extremist groups that have created anarchy in the recent times are prime foes of the state and […]

Hope, Aspiration and Sense of Beauty are symbols of Bangladeshi Folk Art

Hope, Aspiration and Sense of Beauty are symbols of Bangladeshi Folk Art

– By Syeda Munawara Qazi Bangladesh is a young country but Bangladeshi Culture is as old as any other culture of Indus Valley Civilisation.There is a fallacy that Bangladeshi Culture is based on Indian or Pakistani cultures. There was no India or Pakistan before 1947. There was no Bangladesh before 1971 and this land where […]

Commercial production of suckermouth catfish in Bangladesh causes concern

Single certification body needed to facilitate food export

The highly invasive suckermouth catfish, globally recognised for rapidly degrading aquatic ecology and biodiversity, is in commercial production in Bangladesh, revealed a government probe. The alien fish, once introduced for ornamental purposes for aquarists, is now naturally breeding and is found in almost all water bodies except in the coastal areas, a government probe said. […]

Hilsa traders, fishermen in hot water

Fishermen and fish traders have found themselves in hot water as the ongoing nationwide pandemic restrictions have hampered sales ahead of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla calendar. The demand for panta-ilish (a combination of rice soaked in water overnight and hilsa fried, steamed or in curry form) tends to soar on the […]

Second whale carcass washes ashore

A second whale carcass washed ashore at Himchhari beach of Cox’s Bazar yesterday. The first dead whale was found on the beach on Friday. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Researchers and experts suggest that large ships plying the sea route beyond Bangladesh’s exclusive economic zone might have caused injuries […]

Another whale carcass washes ashore on Cox’s Bazar beach

Another whale carcass washes ashore on Cox’s Bazar beach

Another dead whale washed ashore on Himchori beach in Cox’s Bazar early Saturday morning. Locals spotted the rotten  whale carcass exactly where the first dead giant whale was spotted on Friday. Later, officials of  the District Administration, Forest Department, Department of Environment and  Fisheries Department rushed to the spot and conducted preliminary investigation into the […]

Two dead whales wash up on Bangladesh beach

Officials said the whales could have died after consuming sea pollutants

Officials said the whales could have died after consuming sea pollutants Two dead whales have washed up on the same stretch of Bangladesh coastline in two days, officials said Saturday, raising suggestions that they were killed by sea pollution. Officials said the second, much longer whale washed up on Himchhari Beach, outside the resort city […]

DoE’s top bureaucrat dies of Covid-19

DoE's top bureaucrat dies of Covid-19

The Director-General of the Department of Environment (DoE), Dr AKM Rafique Ahammed, died at a hospital in Dhaka early on Saturday morning, days after contracting Covid-19. Dr Rafique passed away at Central Police Hospital around 4.14 am, said Dipankar Bar, Senior Information Officer of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The top environment […]