hilsa fish

October 26, 2022
October 26, 2022

"Sitrang creates favorable condition for hilsa breeding"

Hilsa experts have said that cyclone Sitrang has created a safe environment for the propagation of the fish even though it has caused heavy destruction in the coastal areas.

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

Ban on catching, selling hilsa from October 7-28

The government is going to impose a 22-day ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting of hilsa from October 7 across the country to protect safe spawning of the fish during its peak breeding period. 

September 4, 2022
September 4, 2022

Bangladesh to export Hilsa to India ahead of Durga Puja

The government has decided to export Hilsa fish to India ahead of the country’s biggest religious festival Durga Puja scheduled to be celebrated next month.

August 1, 2022
August 1, 2022

Fishermen ecstatic with hilsa bounty; good news for foodies too

After the ban of 65 consecutive days, fishermen are finding bounties of hilsa in their nets. Having overcome the recession of the last two years, fishermen, trawler owners and traders are smiling at the abundance of hilsa.

July 5, 2022
July 5, 2022

"West Bengal should learn from Bangladesh how to conserve hilsa, meet demands"

Shankar Dey, a mid-ranking government officer in south Kolkata’s Deshopriya Park locality, makes it a point to browse the nearby Lake Market early every morning in search of quality fish.

October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020

Fisherman held with 200kgs of brood hilsa in Chandpur

A fisherman was held for netting 200 kilogrammes of brood hilsa in Haimchar upazila of Chandpur today amid the ongoing temporary ban on catching, selling and carrying of the fish.

September 22, 2020
September 22, 2020

Tk 246cr to be spent on hilsa development, project cleared at Ecnec meeting

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved five projects involving Tk 1,266 crore, including a Tk 246-crore one to develop hilsa resources in the country.

April 13, 2019
April 13, 2019

Hunting for Hilsa

My mother told me to get a big Ilish maach for Pohela Baishakh. My face went pale. However much I claimed to love my mother, I had no wish to go to the maachher bazaar.

February 28, 2019
February 28, 2019

60-day ban on fishing in Meghna, Padma

The government has imposed a two-month ban on catching of all sorts of fish in Padma and Meghna rivers in Chandpur from March 1 to April 30 to protect jatka (hilsa fry less than nine inches long).

February 10, 2019
February 10, 2019

India to open Farakka for hilsa

From June this year, hilsa from Bangladesh will be able to swim along the Ganges river all the way up to Allahabad in India following a decision to open the sluice gate at Farakka Barrage a little higher for four hours every day, Indian officials said.