Dr Yahia Mahmud, Director General of Fisheries Research Institute of Chandpur, has said that currently there is a big challenge to keep the production rate of the Hilsa. Because of climate change, filling the waterbody and meeting the needs of protein of the growing population, the demand for fish is increasing day by day. “We have to maintain our productivity and sustainability of production,” he said.
He said these while speaking as the chief guest at a day-long workshop of Fisheries Research Institute on ‘Annual (2018-2019) Research Progress and Review’ at River Center of the institute on Thursday. Dr Yahia Mahmud said, “Fisheries Research Department is working on the overall issues in the fisheries department. To protect jatka (small fish) and mother hilsa it works with high importance. The present
government is a people-oriented government. The government provides food and ID card for the fishermen. There is no scope to think the government opponents. With the help of the World Bank, a project is running worth Tk. 2000cr for the development of fish production.”
He also said that the media plays a great role to protect the Hilsa production. There are no fish alternatives to meet the demand of the protein. In this case, the hilsa production becomes envious in the country.
Dr Anisur Ranman, principal scientific officer of Fisheries Research Institute, presided over the programme, while it was attended, among others, by Dr MA Mazid, former DG of the institute, Dr JC halder, consultant and Dr Md Nurullah, director of the institute. Dr Rabiul Awal gave welcome speech.