Fishing resumes in Kaptai lake today | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 01, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, August 01, 2019

Fishing resumes in Kaptai lake today

Fishing in Kaptai lake resumes today as ban on fishing, imposed by Bangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation (BFDC), in the lake ended at midnight yesterday.

This year, the BFDC enforced the ban in the lake from May 1. Around 21,000 fishers from Rangamati and Khagrachhari depend on Kaptai lake for their livelihood.

In a letter issued last week, the BFDC asked its district officials to take necessary steps in this regard.

A three-month fishing ban, from May to July, is enforced in the lake every year to facilitate breeding of fish in the lake. During this period of fishing ban, mother fish lay eggs while the BFDC releases fish fries in the lake, said Muhammad Yasin, fisheries officer in Rangamati. 

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