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  • Ban on hilsa fishing

    22-day ban on hilsa fishing from Oct 7

    The government has imposed a 22-day ban, starting October 7, on catching, selling and transporting hilsa in a 7,000-km breeding ground to ensure the safe spawning of this popular fish during its peak breeding period.

  • ‘Will not have Hilsa on Pahela Baishakh’

    Hilsa, our national fish, has become an inseparable part of Pahela Baishakh (Bangla New Year) celebrations, but experts say the practice has no roots in a thousand years of Bengali tradition.

  • 36 fishermen jailed for defying hilsa fishing ban

    Mobile Courts in Bhola and Chandpur jailed 36 fishermen and fined three others yesterday and the day before for defying the on-going temporary ban on hilsa fishing.