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National Fisheries Week begins today

Published : 23 Jul 2022 12:07 AM | Updated : 23 Jul 2022 03:29 PM

The ‘National Fisheries Week-2022’ will begin across the country today aiming to make the people aware to increase production of safe fish.

The week will be observed till July 29 with the theme of ‘Nirapad Machhea Varbo Desh, Bangabandhurer Bangladesh’. President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on this occasion. To observe the week, the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock has taken elaborate programmes, a ministry press release said. Marking the National Fisheries Week, central programmes will be held in the capital while local programmes at district and upazila levels.

As part of the central programme, a rally will be held on the first day of the week on July 23 at 8 am at Manik Mia Avenue in the capital.

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim will hold a press conference at Matshya Bhaban here at 10 am today.

A colourful boat rally will be held at Hatirjheel in the capital on the same day at 4 pm.

On the second day of the week, on July 24, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will release fish fry in the Ganabhaban Lake at 9:50 am and she will officially inaugurate the National Fisheries Week 2022 by connecting virtually from Ganabhaban as the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony to be held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital at 10 am.

The National Fisheries Medals will be awarded in various fields in recognition of contribution to the country's fisheries sector.

Supplements will be published in different national dailies.

On the third day of the week on July 25, President Abdul Hamid will release fish fries in the lake of Bangabhaban.

On the fifth day of the week, Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will release fish fries in the lake of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.

In addition, as part of the central programme, a three-day Central Fish Fair will be held on the premises of Bangabandhu International Conference Centre here. A week-long programme will be aired in electronic media highlighting the importance of Fisheries Week.

Besides, the weeklong district and upazila level programmes, marking the National Fisheries Week, will include carrying out public awareness campaigns, displaying banners and festoons, screening documentaries on the progress and achievements of the present government in the fisheries sector, conducting mobile courts to implement fisheries laws, giving suggestions to the farmers for fish farming and distributing fish farming materials among the farmers.