Cyclone Yaas: 4,470 fish enclosures wash away in Bagerhat

Inundation at Char Manpura, Bhola due to cyclone Yaas on 26 May 2021Prothom Alo

The district fisheries department confirmed on Friday that some 4,470 fish enclosures and over 400 ponds in Bagerhat have been washed away by tidal surges triggered by Cyclone Yaas, reports UNB.

Bagerhat district fisheries officer SM Russell said that tidal surges affected the fish enclosures and ponds in eight upazilas of Bagerhat. "Different species of fish, including shrimp, worth Tk 65 million have been washed away," he said.

The fish farmers of Sharankhola, Morelganj, Rampal and Mongla upazilas of Bagerhat have been hit the hardest. A list of victims has been sent to senior officials, he added.

However, according to the fish farmers, the amount of the loss is much more than the estimation. On Wednesday, due to the impact of cyclone Yaas, water flowed above the danger level in various rivers of Bagerhat.