Jatka fishermen mend ways, now guard fish population

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Jatka fishermen are now community fish guards protecting illish population in 15 upazilas courtesy A total of 330 selected fishermen from 15 upazilas of 6 coastal districts are working to save Jatka Ilish Fishermen who previously caught ilish fry, called Jatka in Bangla, have renounced their previous ways and are trying to motivate others to […]

Frog, duck, fish for mosquito control decried

Frog, duck, fish for mosquito control decried

The Dhaka South City Corporation’s recent initiative to farm frogs, ducks and fishes to control mosquitoes biologically would not be effective in the urban areas as aedes would not be controlled through such initiatives while the rainy season threatens dengue outbreak, said entomologists. They said that aedes, responsible for dengue fever, usually breeds in clean […]

IPRS technology brings new hope in fish farming

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

In the first week of February this year, I went to Akbar Hossain’s fish farm in Chapainawabganj’s Bulonpur where no one had to go down to the pond to catch fish and get wet. Everyone was fishing from the concrete platform on the banks of the ponds. Workers standing beside the makeshift channels beside the […]

Fish production declined in Rangamati Kaptai Lake

67 species of fish on verge of extinction Biheri Chakma from Rangamati: The fish production in different lakes of Rangamati hill district has drastically fallen during last few years as the pollution has increased. The breeding of fish fries has been destroyed for the pollution of the lake. According to the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute […]

Prized Hilsa fish set to travel upstream in Ganges after four decades

Prized Hilsa fish set to travel upstream in Ganges after four decades

By Romit Bhattacharyya Kolkata, Mar 31 (PTI) Hilsa, the darling of fish lovers across West Bengal and Bangladesh, could be breeding upstream in the mighty Ganges later this year, after almost four decades of being locked out by the Farakka barrage across the river. A new navigation lock is in the making at the barrage […]

Bangladesh among world’s top 10 in 13 sectors

Bangladesh among world’s top 10 in 13 sectors

First in jute export, second in production Bangladesh was once renowned for its jute, the ‘golden fibre’. It is now the second largest producer of jute and produces 42 per cent of the world’s jute, at 13,35,000 (13 lakh 35 thousand) tonnes. India produces around 2 million (20 lakh) tonnes, that is, 55 per cent […]

Many farmers taking up fish farming in Kadapa district

Already, many farmers in Porumamilla, Jammalamadugu and Chapadu mandals are operating fish ponds. —  Representational image/DC

KADAPA: Farmers of Kadapa district are not only focusing on agriculture but fish farming as well. Already, many farmers in Porumamilla, Jammalamadugu and Chapadu mandals are operating fish ponds. Many more have applied for constructing new ponds. Officially, there are 130 acres of fish ponds in the Chapadu mandal, 80 acres in Porumamilla and 15 […]

50 years of research and teaching excellence – Fish Farmer Magazine

50 years of research and teaching excellence – Fish Farmer Magazine

Machrihanish Environmental Research Laboratory Pioneering and commercially relevant research in partnership with leading aquaculture companies The Institute of Aquaculture is celebrating a half century at the cutting edge In 1971 Prof Ron Roberts was awarded Nuffield Foundation funding to establish a Unit of Aquatic Pathobiology focusing on fish disease. This formed the nucleus of what, […]

Dried fish gaining popularity at home and abroad

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Fish are sliced up and covered in salt after their entrails are disposed of before drying them in the sun to preserve the meat Dhaka Tribune Shutki varieties made out of fish caught in Chalan Beel region are quite popular across the country for their taste and quality, say locals With an ever-growing demand for […]