80pc marine fishers don’t have enough safety equipment

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Speakers at a virtual discussion yesterday underscored the need for providing technological, financial and educational support to those working in artisanal marine fisheries to ensure their human rights and enrich their livelihoods. Pointing out the contribution of coastal areas’ fisher folks who risk their lives to provide highly nutritious seafood to the market, the speakers […]

Climate change driving marine species poleward


File photo: Corals and fish are seen off Koh Tao island, in the Gulf of Thailand on August 19, 2020 AFP A ‘Nature’ article estimated that the tropical fish stocks would decline 40% by mid-century due to global warming Warming waters have driven thousands of ocean species poleward from the equator, threatening marine ecosystems and […]

Marine resources protection for sustainability

WB approves $120m loan for improving food security in Bangladesh

THE world’s largest ecosystem is the ocean, which covers three-quarters of the earth’s surface. Sea plants, such as Poseidonia, produce 70 per cent of the oxygen we breathe. There are wildlife and different forms of lives in deep water that are sources of our food, life, entertainment. The central coastal region of Bangladesh has been […]

Marine fisheries policy designed for proper sea fish production

Marine fisheries policy designed for proper sea fish production

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 […]