The government has drafted the national marine fisheries policy for the sustainable conservation, management and extraction of marine fish in the country’s vast sea areas.
This was conveyed at the 15th meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Fisheries and Livestock Ministry on Sunday.
The meeting was held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with chairman of the committee Dhirendra Debnath Shambhu in the chair.
The main objective of the policy is to attain the desired growth in tapping the potential of marine fish.
At the meeting, the committee was also informed that the ministry has taken short-, medium- and long-term action plans to strengthen the country’s blue economy.
It was said that the marine fisheries management plan has also been drafted under a sustainable coastal and marine fisheries project.
The parliamentary body was informed that a pilot project has been taken to collect tuna and other large pelagic fish commercially from the deep sea of the Area Beyond National Jurisdiction outside the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
The committee recommended assisting small-large farmers to boost fisheries and animal resources and thus create jobs for the young generation.
The parliamentary watchdog suggested promoting the real entrepreneurs in the fisheries and livestock sectors.
Committee members Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim, Choto Monir, Nazma Akther and Shamima Akter Khanam attended the meeting.
The Fisheries and Livestock Secretary and other high officials were present at the meeting, said a handout.
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