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Rupali Hilsha is the hallmark of Patharghata market

Imran Hossain

Compared to last year, this year’s capture of large amount of Hilsha brought smile on fishermen’s face. Customers are able to meet the demand for adequate fish due to low price. Patharghata of Barguna, Bangladesh’s second largest maternity landing station. On November 12, it was found that fishermen and market operators have been spending busy time. During this time, fishing trawlers were seen to be in queue position. Out of every trawler, 3-4 workers were picking fishes. And baskets full of fishes on their head were moved to the landing station. And some are grading the fishes. On the other hand fishes for sell were getting packed immediately. The other team is working with the team to pick up the Rupali Hilsha in the drawn truck. On the other hand, the market of fish market is busy due to the work of the ice tap workers; all together the market is quite exciting.At that time, the price of the first grade was 22-24 thousand taka and small sized fishes were seen selling at different prices. Because the communication system is good, Rupali Hilsa is going to the countryside along with the capital Dhaka.
Patharghata Fisheries Center Manager Lt M Nurul Amin, told that the government is ready to increase the scope of sale of fishes, this year the amount of fish is tremendous. And the price of Hilsha is in the reach of buyers.Ghat Sramik Union at Patharghata Fisheries Center President Md. Mostafizur Rahman Sohel said that the fishermen could catch fish properly due to shortage of natural disasters and pirate attacks. And many more fishermen could meet their family needs. The main source of income for them is sea fish.
Translated by: Tanzim Taqrim

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