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Nat’l Fisheries Week begins today

FE REPORT | July 21, 2020 00:00:00

The National Fisheries Week will begin in the country today (Tuesday) with the aim of conserving and developing the country's fisheries resources and creating awareness among mass people to boost fish production.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to officially inaugurate the programme by releasing fishes at a lake of Ganabhaban tomorrow (Wednesday), the second day of the fisheries week.

The slogan of this year's fisheries week is "Machh Utpadon Briddhi Kori, Sukhi Somriddho Desh Gori" (Let's Increase Fish Production, Build a Happy and Prosperous Country), according to a statement of the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock.

On the occasion, the ministry has chalked out different programmes at central, district and upazila level. District, hill district and upazila committees have been formed to implement the field-level programmes.

To mark the week, government will decorate important street islands of Dhaka city with banners and festoons.

The fisheries week will end on July 27.

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