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11 August, 2018 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 11 August, 2018 01:37:22 AM
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Huge hilsa haul in sea floods Barishal market

Staff Reporter, Barisal

Huge quantities of hilsa fish, caught at sea, have flooded the Barishal wholesale fish market in the Port Road area of the city, bringing down prices.

However, the catch of the fish in the rivers is on the wane.

Visiting the market yesterday morning, The Independent found that over 50 fishing trawlers loaded with hilsa, caught in the Bhola coastal area, anchored at the Barishal Port Road Hilsa Mokam.

They were netted from the Bay of Bengal coast and the Meghna river estuary, bringing down prices compared to last year’s in the same season.

Nirob Hossain Tutul, secretary of Port Road Matso Arotdar Samittee, said 1,000 mounds of hilsa, on average, were being caught from the sea and brought to the market. Workers and traders were busy packing the fish with ice for sending them to Dhaka, Chattrogram, and other districts, he added.

The price of the fish caught at sea was Tk. 19,000–23,000 per mound, while it was Tk. 35,000–36,000 per maund for those netted in sweet water local rivers.

Tutul said the supply of sweet-water river hilsa was low and so this variety was more expensive.

Bimal Chandra Das, district fisheries officer (hilsa), said constant monitoring and restrictions on netting and marketing jatka had resulted in an increase in the hilsa stock.

Rashid Majhi of Bhola coastal area said the netting of hilsa was satisfactory this year despite late showers.

Samad Majhi, another hilsa trader of Charfession coast of Bhola, expressed similar views. "Once weather conditions improve, the catch would increase," he said.

Awal Majhi, another trader, said they netted a huge quantity of hilsa, but falling prices were a source of disappointment. “Now, I am worried not about the amount of profit, but about recovering the cost,” he added.

Bazlu Mia, a trader of the Mohipur fishing port under Kalapara coastal upazila of Patuakhali, said huge quantities of hilsa caught at the Kuakata coast had also arrived at the Barishal market. But the dampened prices made the traders unhappy. The traders are now considering packing the haul with ice for preservation till getting a better price in the near future

Yunus Mia, a worker at Port Road Hilsa mokum, said they were working overtime to cope with the catch.

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
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