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2.8 tonnes of fingerlings released in waterbodies in Gaibandha

2.8 tonnes of fingerlings released in waterbodies in Gaibandha

Our Correspondent GAIBANDHA, Aug 21: A total of 2.8 tonnes of fingerlings worth Tk 7 lakh were released at institutional waterbodies including the ponds of Adarsha Guchchagram here this month. The fingerlings releasing activity started on August 08 at the management of upazila fisheries offices and ended on Tuesday amid much enthusiasm, office sources said. Concerned upazila chairman and upazila nirbahi officer inaugurated the fingerlings releasing activity in the waterbodies of the respective upazila as the chief guest and the special guest respectively. District fisheries officer Abdud Dayan and the concerned upazila fisheries officer, institutional chiefs, local elite including the media men were present on the occasion. Each of the seven upazila fisheries offices released 400 kgs of fingerlings of Ruhi, Katla and Mrigel fries after procuring them for Taka one lakh from the revenue fund of 2019-2020 fiscal. DFO Abdud Dayan said the fingerlings were released in the waterbodies and the ponds as part of the programmes of National Fisheries Week-2019 celebration. Another report adds: Department of Fisheries has released 4.5 metric tones of fish fries and fingerlings in open water bodies in the district during the current monsoon aims at boosting the fish production. District Fisheries Officer Alok Kumar Shaha revealed this while addressing a fish fry releasing ceremony at Harian area under Paba Upazila in the district yesterday afternoon. He also told the meeting that fish demonstration farm on 8.5 hectares and Beel nursery on three hectares will be established side by side with fish habitat development on five hectares in the current 2019-20 fiscal year. Around 2,200 fishermen, fish farmers and other entrepreneurs will be benefited from the promotional activities. Ayen Uddin, MP, addressed the ceremony as chief guest while Upazila Chairman Monsur Rahman, Katakhali Pourasava Mayor Abbas Ali, Senior Upazila Fisheries Officer Abu Bakkar Siddique and Youth Development Officer Sayed Ali Reja spoke as special guests. On the occasion, 350 kilograms of fish fries were released at separate six points of a two-kilometer re-excavated canal area from Jagirpara to Digor Beel. Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) re-excavated 12 kilometer derelict canal in the area. In his remarks, Lawmaker Ayen Uddin said enhanced fish production can be the effective means to meet protein deficiency and poverty alleviation along employment generation. Referring to the immense prospect of the fisheries sector he said fish production could easily be increased through the best use of existing natural resources. Conservation of the water resources and other wetlands has become indispensable for the sake of boosting fish production to meet up the national protein demands, he added. Ayen Uddin called for involving more people in the fish farming activities for the sake of meeting the protein demands as only the fish fulfill at least 60 per cent need of the animal protein especially of the poor and marginal communities.

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