Govt imposes 65-day fishing ban
A 65-day ban has been imposed on all kinds of fishing in Bangladesh maritime from today.
The ban is in force for fair breeding, production and conservation of marine and sustainable fisheries, read a circular of the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock.
The long ban, however, raised concerns among seafaring fishermen in Kuakata, Cox's Bazar and other fishing zones in the country.
According to fishermen, they face 147 days of ban each year at different stages.
A 22-day ban on mother hilsa conservation in October, a 60-day ban on hilsa sanctuaries in March-April and the latest ban from May 20 to July 23.