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Irregularities in fisheries must be eliminated: President

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President Abdul Hamid on Sunday said irregularities in fisheries and livestock sectors must be strictly prevented to continue the trend of development of these sectors.

President Abdul Hamid on Sunday said irregularities in fisheries and livestock sectors must be strictly prevented to continue the trend of development of these sectors.

“Any irregularity in fisheries and livestock sectors must be strictly dealt with. Those involved in irregularities should be punished. Transparency and accountability should be ensured everywhere right from the release of fish,” he said.

The President came up with the remarks while addressing a programme arranged as part of National Fisheries Week at Bangabhaban.

He added: “Negative reports on fish farming, especially fish feed, were published and broadcast in media. Now negative reports are being published on pasteurised milk.”

“It has triggered a negative reaction in public mind. All concerned must remain alert so that the potential of the sector is not damaged due to some unscrupulous people,” he said.   

President Hamid said it is not possible to ensure food security of the country by merely increasing the production of food grains.

There is no alternative to protein to build a healthy and intelligent nation, and fish provides about 60 percent of that protein, he added.

Mentioning the contributions of fish to fulfill the nutritional need of people and employment generation, the President said more than 11 percent of the population of the country is directly or indirectly engaged in various activities in this sector.

“So, the contribution of fisheries to the national economy is immense,” he said.

 

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