• Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020
  • Last Update : 11:18 am

22-day ban on ilish fishing takes effect

  • Published at 12:15 pm October 7th, 2018
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File photo of Ilish fish Dhaka Tribune

Any breach of the ban will result in 1-2 years of imprisonment and a maximum fine of Tk5,000

The government imposed a 22-day ban on catching, selling, and transporting ilish has taken effect. A 7,000km breeding ground is off-limits to guarantee the safe spawning of this popular fish during its peak breeding period.

The ban started at 2am on Sunday and will last until October 28—as this is the peak time period for mother ilish to lay their eggs, reports UNB.

Any breach of the ban will result in one to two years of imprisonment and a maximum fine of Tk5,000.

The government has imposed this ban on ilish fishing every year, since 2003, to protect mother ilish.

Ilish production in Bangladesh has increased by 66% over the last nine years.

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