DFO produces 1m fish fries in Jamalpur

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DFO produces 1m fish fries in Jamalpur

JAMALPUR Sept 18 (BSS): District Fisheries Office (DFO) produced huge fish fries through Beel nursery project to help increase the fish production in open water bodies during 2010-2011 in the district.

According to DFO sources, about 1m finger ling’s fish was produced under the Beel nursery programme in seven upazilas of the district against the target of 8 lakh 75 thousand.

The District Fisheries Office (DFO) sources said, under the project, spawn of Rui, Katla and Mrigel fishes were released in the selected open water bodies in seven upazilas of the district. The Fisheries department after nursing the spawn for two months until it enlarged to 4 to 6 inches it arranged to release the finger ling’s fish in the open water bodies by cutting bank of nursery during rainy season.

According to DFO, 1.25 kilogram spawn was released in each upazila of which 20 per cent Katla fish, 50 per cent Rui fish and 30 per cent Mrigel- Kalbaus fish.

Local committee of beneficiaries monitored the nursery side by side of Fisheries department.

District Fisheries Officer Md Nurul Islam said, the government has taken the programme to increase the natural fish resources as indiscriminate fishing decreasing the fish production sharply.

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