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I have over 20 years experience in natural resource management. As a professional forester, I worked in Canada, Ireland, CSIRO, Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory and Natural Resources Conservation League. I was a Parks Manager at Bayside City Council in suburban Melbourne. After spending 2 years as a Financial Planner advising clients on agricultural investments post-GFC, I entered the not-for-profit sector at Conservation Volunteers Australia.

Bangladesh bans fishing 2 months to save the seas

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Yearly of overfishing has drastically hit fish stocks in its seas and rivers. Fish once found in 50 rivers are left in just 10. Although the ban is aimed at conserving fish stocks, it could have a negative economic impact. 15 million people could lose their livelihood for 2 months.
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Nearly 90% of the world’s marine fish stocks are now fully exploited, overexploited or depleted. There is no doubt that fisheries subsidies play a big role. Without them, we could slow the overexploitation of fish stocks, deal with the overcapacity of fishing fleets, and tackle the scourge of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
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Do you think Bangladesh is doing the right thing?
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Yes, Bangladesh Government has taken a very good decision to ban catch only on Hilsa Fish for 2months in their breeding time.For this decison,Bangladeshi people are getting more Hilsa fish than before and fish sizes are larger than before.As a result, Hilsa production increased from 199,032 tons in 2002-03 to 510,417 tons in 2017-18. 13 to 14 years back Hilsa Fish contributed 0.6% to 0.7% of GDP in Bangladesh.Now it is increased to approx 1.20% of GDP in Bangladesh.
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Two months? In Brazil in some places is barely during 4 months that fishing allowed on a year, traditional fishers have social security, so they can support them self the months in which aren't fishing. And most of fish market is supplied by fish farms.
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Overall a very good step for country and the environment.
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Fishing Hilsha is forbidden. The jatkas (baby Hilsha) were caught by the fishermen. If it would continue, they could be disappeared after years. I think, the government has an alternative for these two months.
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Yes it's a great initiative to restore the marine life before they go extinct.
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Yes, but economic support can and should be allocated for those 2 months to those affected.
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Yes...I do believe that's very good decision।
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And in the meantime the fishermen will be in the verge of extinction due to lack of financial support and subsidy.
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Two months isn’t going to help. Would need to be more like two years to begin making progress.
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I can't see how 2 months is going to make a difference, it's not enough time for fish to mature to breeding size and unless all those species breed in those 2 months they are just going to keep the adult population down. Then there is the pollution and habitat destruction issues as well.
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