President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday called upon the public and entrepreneurs to come forward for the conservation of various species of local fish alongside the effort to increase fish production.
He made the call while releasing fish fry in the lion pond at Bangabhaban as part of National Fisheries Week.
The President said that the fisheries sector has great potentials in meeting the demand for animal protein as well as earning foreign exchange.
He said that the sector’s expansion is also very important in creating employment.
The President released fry of different species including Rui, Katla, Mrigel, Kali Baus, Pabda, Gulsha, Subarna Rui, Lobster, Mahashol.
Fisheries and Livestock Minister S M Rezaul Karim was present on the occasion.
Secretary to the President's Office Sampad Barua, Military Secretary Major General SM Salah Uddin Islam, Press Secretary Md. Joynal Abedin, Joint Secretary ( attachment) Wahidul Islam Khan and Fisheries and Livestock Secretary Raunak Mahmud along with military and civilian officials of Bangabhaban were alsobpresent on the occasion.