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 […]

Illegal fishing by influential figure endangers fishermen in Dinajpur

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This 15-20ft deep reservoir, created as a result of underground coal mining, was declared a means for local fishermen to earn their livelihood in Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur Dhaka Tribune Local fishermen fear a shortage of fish as a result of rampant fishing during an ongoing fishing ban Allegations have surfaced about a local influential […]

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 […]

Two dead after three fishermen swept into ocean at popular NSW fishing spot

Two men from Sydney’s western suburbs have died after three fishermen were swept into the ocean at a popular fishing spot at Port Kembla on the NSW south coast. Mahedi Khan, 30, and 37-year-old Mozaffor Ahmed, both from from Lakemba were unable to be revived after a wave knocked them into the water just before […]

Tiger attacks 3 fishermen in Sundarbans

Two of the men were dragged away by the tiger while the third managed to save himself by climbing a tree Three fishermen were attacked by a tiger while they were fishing crab illegally in Talpatti area under Satkhira Range of Sundarbans. Two of the men – Ratan, 35, and Mizanur, 39—were dragged away by […]

Livelihood of 2,000 Kurigram fishermen in jeopardy

Sixty-year-old Lalchand Das lives on fishing in the Chakirpasha river of Kurigram’s Rajarhat upazila. Like him, 2000 people from 420 fishing families have been making a living by fishing in the river for years. But this year, they are not being allowed to go fishing in the river as a group of local influential people, […]