Desk Report: National Jatka Protection Week-2019' started today (Saturday) to create awareness about preservation of immature Hilsha or 'Jatka' to boost production of the national fish.
State Minister of Fisheries and Livestock Ashraf Ali inaugurated the week at 11am at Charfashion in Bhola and led a boat rally.
The state minister on Friday at a press briefing highlighted the programmes of the week.
He said 36 Jatka-enriched districts will be the main focused areas of the week. The districts are- Dhaka, Manikganj, Kishoreganj, Rajbari, Shariatpur, Madaripur, Faridpur, Munshiganj, Naraynganj, Narshingdi, Tangail, Goplaganj, Bhola, Patuakhali, Barishal, Pirojpur, Barguna, Jhalokathi, Chandpur , Laksmipur, Feni, Noakhali, Chattagram, Cox's bazar, Khulna, Kushtia, Bagerhat, Satkhira, Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Sirajganj, Natore, Jamalpur, Pabna, Kurigram and Gaibandha.
The week will continue till March 22.
The theme of this year's week is 'No use of net-no jatka fishing'.
risingbd/Dhaka/March 16, 2019/Mukul