Hilsa Fish

Hilsa Fish

Economic achievements

Bangladesh among world’s top 10 in 13 sectors

Bangladesh ranks at the top in world hilsa production and jute export, second in RMG export and third in vegetable production. It stands among the world's top 10 in 13 different areas

Bangladesh among world’s top 10 in 13 sectors

2-month ban on catching, transporting Hilsa begins

A two-month government ban on catching, selling and transporting hilsa began on Sunday midnight with a view to boost its production

The government ban on Hilsa fishing begins from 7 October. Prothom Alo File Photo

Held hostage by warehouse owners

Fishermen's six-point demand

Fishermen living in the coastal areas of Bangladesh have the biggest contribution in hauling in fish resources, hilsa, in particular.

Fishermen's six-point demand

22-day ban on catching, selling hilsa begins tomorrow

Fisheries and livestock minister SM Rezaul Karim has said no one will be allowed to catch mother hilsa during the hilsa ban which starts from 14 October.

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Reserach on hilsa

'Meghna hilsa is the best in the world'

Padma's hilsa is almost proverbially known as the tastiest of hilsa to be found, but a group of scientists have found that the hilsa from Meghna is best in both taste and nutrition.

Fishermen cast their net for hilsa in Meghna river in Madanpur, Daulatkhan, Bhola on 27 May.

PM asks to avoid unnecessary road construction to protect arable land, free movement of water

The planning minister said prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the meeting asked the authorities concerned to motivate fish farming in cages in the water side by side ensuring necessary training, cash ...

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina chairs the ECNEC meeting virtually from her official Gonobhaban residence, Dhaka on 22 September 2020

22-day ban on catching, selling hilsa begins in Oct

A 22-day ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting of hilsa will come into effect from 14 October to protect hilsa with eggs.

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Bangladesh produces 86 per cent of the world's hilsas

Bangladesh now produces 86 per cent of the world’s total hilsa

Fishermen sort hilsas in Chattogram

Virtual roundtable

‘Concerted efforts needed to increase fish production’

Speakers at a virtual roundtable organised by Prothom Alo and WorldfFish Bangladesh said fish production in Bangladesh could be doubled with research and concerted efforts

‘Concerted efforts needed to increase fish production’

Hilsa fishing resumes after two-month ban

Fishermen in Chandpur are set to start catching Hilsa early Friday after a two-month ban on catching, selling and transporting of the national fish ends.

Hilsa. File Photo
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