Fish production boost needed to meet demand

Speakers in a function here on Wednesday stressed the need for
boosting production of fishes including indigenous ones to meet the
nutrition demand for the people of the country.
“As the fisheries sector has been meeting 80 per cent demands of the
total animal protein, there is no alternative to fish production in
large scale through best use of the existing water bodies, they said.
They made the observations while addressing an inaugural function of
National Fisheries Week-2013 organised by Department of Fisheries at
the auditorium of district Shilpakala Academy of the town here at
Rangpur divisional commissioner Muhammad Dilwar Bakht addressed the
ceremony as the chief guest and superintendent of police M Sajid
Hossain was present as the special guest while deputy commissioner Dr
Quazi Anwarul Haque presided over the ceremony.
The function was also addressed, among others, by district fisheries
officer ASM Rashedul Haque, senior Sadar upazila fisheries officer
Abdul Latif, manager of fish seed farm Anwar Hossain, successful fish
cultivator Anwar Hossain and fishermen leader Upendranath Das.
The speakers also said due to various reasons including excessive
pesticide usage in the land, banned current net using in the water
bodies, lack of fish sanctuaries and bad impacts of climate change the
indigenous fishes are disappearing day by day.
In this context, the speaker urged the fish scientists, researchers
and others concerned to invent sustainable methods for fish
cultivation by adopting with the changed environment and situation.
The DC in his speech urged all to make fish cultivation a social
movement as it could be very successful and effective weapon for
poverty alleviation.
Later, divisional commissioner also released fish fries in the pond of
Gaibandha Municipality marking the week.
Earlier, a colorful rally led by additional deputy commissioner
(General) Abu Bakar Siddique was brought out from Independence Square
and ended at the same campus after parading the main roads of the
town. -BSS, Gaibandha

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