Water bodies to be re-excavated for fish cultivation

The government has taken initiatives for re-excavation of water bodies across the country for fish cultivation to meet the demand of protein of the people, reports BSS. 

“The government would re-excavate abandoned rivers, canals and other water bodies for increasing fish production in the country,” Director General of Fisheries Department Abu Sayeed Rashedul Haque told a workshop held in Syedpur of Nilphamari.

He said, “We will re-excavate 700 ponds and water bodies across the country this year. Over 100 water bodies have already been renovated and fishermen have been busy for cultivating fish in those water bodies.”

Families, who are involved with fishing in northern parts of the country, would be enlisted under incentives for rehabilitating them in their profession.

Officials of different fisheries offices in northern region of the countyr, among others, were present at the workshop.

 District fisheries officer Md Ashrafuzzaman presided over the function.