Fish farming gains popularity in Rangpur

Fish production in northern Rangpur district has been increasing by 3,500 tonnes annually as calculated by the concerned officials over the last five consecutive years, reports BSS.

Fish production in the district during 2018-2019 year was 53,053 tonnes of which was 35,600 tonnes five years back, said a press conference held here today marking beginning of the National Fisheries Week -2019 today.

District Fisheries Officer Barun Chandra Biswas highlighted the success achieved in the fishery sector. However, the district is still lagging far behind of total demand of the people of the district for 63,095 tonnes of fish a year, he said.

Speakers called for making the Fisheries Week a complete success to make people aware about the best use of water bodies and transferring latest technologies to farmers to enhance fish production.

They also laid importance on protection of native, small and indigenous varieties.