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Target set to produce 6 lakh mts of fish in FY 2020-21

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Staff Reporter
fishThe Fisheries and Livestock Ministry has taken different measures to produce six lakh metric tonnes of fish in the current fiscal year of 2020-21.
The target was mentioned at the 12th meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on the ministry on Sunday.
The meeting was held with the chairman of the parliamentary body Dhirendra Debnath Shambhu at the Sangsad Bhaban.
The parliamentary panel was informed that the ministry took the decision to impose a 22-day ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting of Hilsa from October 14 to November 04 next with a view to boost its production by ensuring safe breeding through protection of mother hilsa.
During the ban, the government has taken steps to distribute 20kg rice per day to each of the 5.70 lakh families of the affected fishermen in the country.
The parliamentary committee scrutinized the Fish and Fish Products (Inspection and Quality Control) Bill, 2020 and recommended placing its report over the bill in the House.
Committee members Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim, BM Kabirul Haque, Choto Monir, Shamima Akter Khanam and Kaniz Fatema Ahmed attended the meeting, said a handout.