Mega plan to boost fish production

The existing farm loan policy needs to be reformed

Published : 02 Sep 2021 08:50 PM | Updated : 03 Sep 2021 01:06 AM

In order to meet the growing demand for fish, the government has taken steps to boost the production. As a part of the initiative, necessary measures will be taken to ensure the supply of fish round the year.

According to a report published in this daily on Thursday, Bangladesh is going to have 49 more fish sanctuaries, and see re-excavation of around two hundred pounds or reservoirs and construction of embankments in the coastal areas. Reportedly, around 145 beel nurseries will be established, 145 fish-friendly fishing nets be given to fish farmers in coastal areas, fish supply chain be developed, and 29 dry fish exhibitions centres are to be set up too.

The existing farm loan policy needs to 

be reformed to make fish farming a 

highly profitable business

The project would play a vital role in addressing the risks of climate change in the fisheries sector through integrating climate-smart aquaculture technology. Expansion of business-friendly supply chain and market network will increase the market access of the stakeholders and enhance the capacity of sustainable fisheries management.

Fish farming in our country is not a survival occupation anymore. It has brought a variety of forward and backward connections to business ventures, especially in rural areas all over the country. 

Boost in fish production will create opportunities to export them after meeting the local demand. Also, these initiatives will also decrease the unemployment rate in rural areas. However, the existing farm loan policy needs to be reformed to make fish farming a highly profitable business.