Hilsa in Sylhet’s Surma River!

Published: 21 Oct 2019 | Updated: 21 Oct 2019   

Online Desk

Bangladesh’s national fish Hilsa, thought to be found only in southern rivers of the country and the Bay of Bengal, was caught from the Surma River on Sunday to the surprise of many.

But it is not the presence of the fish in the river that was surprising, it is fish’s size. Fishermen caught six Hilsa in the afternoon and one of them weighed more than 2kg, reports UNB.

“We haven’t caught Hilsa of this size before from Surma,” said Hamid Uddin, the fisherman.

Dwijraj Barman, Sylhet Sadar Upazila fisheries officer, said the Hilsa caught in Surma is not the kind generally found in sea but it is of a local species.

Hilsa had previously been caught in Chengerkhal River in the district. In the last monsoon, fishermen in Hakaluki haor caught plenty of Hilsa. The fish is sometimes netted by fishermen in the Surma River too.

The government imposed a 22-day ban on catching, selling, storing and transporting Hilsa from on October 9 to 31 to ensure safe spawning of the national fish during its peak breeding period.


Read More

Imrul guides Challengers to first win in BPL

Imrul guides Challengers to first win in BPL

Veteran Imrul Kayes hit 38-ball 61 runs with two fours ...

Violence against women protested at an event in city

Violence against women protested at an event in city

An event titled 'Protest violence against women' was held at ...

Bangladesh moves one step ahead in HDI

Bangladesh moves one step ahead in HDI

Bangladesh went up one spot ahead to 135 among 189 ...

1 killed, 25 injured in Keraniganj plastic factory fire

1 killed, 25 injured in Keraniganj plastic factory fire

 One was killed and 20 others were injured in a ...

Khaleda Zia's health report at SC

Khaleda Zia's health report at SC

Jailed BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia's latest health examination report ...

2.7 km of Padma Bridge visible

2.7 km of Padma Bridge visible

The 18th span of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge was installed ...

Chinese citizen body recovered from Banani

Chinese citizen body recovered from Banani

Police have recovered the body of a Chinese citizen from ...

Produce medicines for leprosy patients: PM

Produce medicines for leprosy patients: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged local pharmaceutical companies to ...