A day after Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) confirmed that the radiation levels in the flashflood-hit haor region were not alarming, Fisheries Department today withdrew the ban on fishing at all haors.
“We have lifted the temporary ban on fishing in all haor areas in Sunamganj from today,” said Mossharraf Hossain, deputy director of fisheries department of Sylhet division.
BAEC yesterday confirmed that the radiation levels in the samples of water, dead fish and ducks collected from the flashflood-hit haor region were within the permissible limits.
In a notice issued yesterday, the fisheries department said it would withdraw the ban on fishing at Hakaluki haor from today, our Moulvibazar correspondent reports quoting Sultan Mahmud, senior fisheries officer in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar.
The ban on fishing in the haor was imposed on April 17 following the death of fishes in the haor areas after the early flash-flood.
The production of fish from Hakaluki haor is about 14,000 metric tonnes each year, but in the flash floods that hit relatively early, there was a 25 metric tonnes loss, says AKM Shafiquzzaman, fisheries officer of Moulvibazar Fisheries Department.
To recoup with the losses, 18 lakh fish fry will be released into the haor this June, Shafiquzzaman said.
Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh