Fishing in Kaptai Lake: 160 tonnes landed on first day

Fishing in Kaptai Lake: 160 tonnes landed on first day

Rangamati Correspondentdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 13:03 19 August 2022  

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Fishing in Kaptai Lake has resumed after the ban. Fishermen, traders and related people are busy about fishing. They have been caught approximately 160 tonnes of different species of fish from Kaptai Lake on the first day of harvesting on Thursday.

Bangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation (BFDC) Rangamati Marketing Centre has earned Tk 30 lakh on the first day from landed fish.

Fishermen and traders said that due to scarcity of water in Kaptai Lake, fishermen are catching more fish in their nets.

On the ground, going to the BFDC Rangamati landing ghat, it was seen that fishermen brought fish from different areas in engine-powered boats since morning. At this time the traders collected the fish from the fishermen on the pontoon of BFDC. After measuring and transporting it for the purpose of marketing with government revenue. These fish are going to different parts of the country by trucks and various cargo carriers.

According to the information of BFDC Rangamati office, fish landing started from 6 am on Thursday at the pontoons of Rangamati main center, Marishya, Mahalachari and Kaptai sub-centres.

Some of the workers working at BFDC Ghat said, we have returned to work after about four months. This is definitely a relief for us. We become unemployed without fishing.

A trader said, this year, the ban period was extended due to the lack of sufficient water in the lake.

Shoaib Salehin, Marketing Officer of BFDC Rangamati Marketing Center said that about 160 tonnes of fish were caught from Kaptai Lake till Thursday night, from which Tk 30 lakh was collected. Most of the fishes caught till Thursday night were Kachki and Chapila.

Incidentally, Fishing in the lake remains halted for three months- 1 May to 31 July - every year for the purpose of breeding carps. However, this year, the ban period was extended August 17 due to the lack of sufficient water in the lake.

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