65-day ban on sea fishing begins today

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The government has imposed a 65-day ban on fishing in the sea across the country to preserve fish stock and ensure proper breeding.

Industrial trawlers have been prohibited from fishing in the Bay of Bengal from May 20 to Jul 23.

The government will take legal measures against those found catching fishes or crustaceans during the 65-day ban, said Mollah Emdadullah, district fisheries officer (DFO) in Patuakhali.
The sanction has been imposed in accordance with the Marine Fisheries Ordinance 1883 (amended in 2015) to ensure smooth breeding of the sea fishes.

The Department of Fisheries sent a copy of the ordinance to the DFOs in 19 coastal districts in the first week of April and asked them to implement it.

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