Mostafa Yousuf | The Daily Star
  • Mostafa Yousuf

  • Dead ship likely to be dismantled on Parki beach

    The Directorate of Environment has recommended that its Chattogram office issue the environmental go-ahead for breaking a ship that ran aground at Parki beach in Anwara upazila two years ago.
  • Fish egg haul in Halda plummets

    The filling up of breeding grounds, using of dredgers and illegal capturing of broodfish have resulted in poor spawning of fish, bringing dismay to egg collectors waiting for hauls on the bank of Halda, which is possibly the lone natural breeding ground for carps in South Asia.
  • A sanctuary or death trap?

    Although Halda, the lone source of natural carp breeding in South Asia, is deemed as a sanctuary for broodfish, the river is now turning into a death trap for mother fish, thanks to rampant netting and plying of mechanised boats.
  • Legalising the ILLEGAL

    A mangrove forest at Sitakunda upazila in Chattogram was leased to a private company last year to build a ship-breaking yard, violating a Supreme Court directive, existing laws and the national forest policy.
  • Oil Spill Into Canal: Admin, locals save Halda from possible disaster

    Efforts of the local administration and the villagers have saved the Halda river, a unique natural breeding ground for carp, from a possible disaster.