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Indigenous Mola fish being produced in beel of Gaibandha August 06,2013   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

ndigenous Mola fish is being produced in a beel (swamp) under Sadar upazila of the district through active participation of farmers.

Sources concerned said an initiative was also taken to farm the fish in different beels to enhance its production in the years of ahead.

The objective of the Mola fish production is to meet the growing demand of protein for all particularly the children in a bid to help build a healthier nation.

To change the socio-economic condition of the poor and marginal farmers living surrounding the beel sthrough involving themselves in income generating activities is another objective of the fish production, the sources said.

World Fish Bangladesh, a reputed organization, has been implementing the programme in the district since 2012 under the project ‘Flood Plain Fisheries and Aquaculture in Bangladesh and India RIU PN 35’ in cooperation with Consultative Group of International Agriculture Research.

Under this project, 92-kg Mola fish fries were released into Bhelakuba Beel at Kisamatfolia under Gidari union of Sadar upazila in the month of September in 2012, said Shariful Islam Bablu, a field staff of the organisation.

After three months, as many as 1,385-kg of Mola fish were harvested. Per kg of Mola Fish is being sold at TK250 in

Theme(s): Fisheries Development and Aquaculture.

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