The first meeting of the Central Committee for Hilsa Development and Conservation held today at 10 am in the meeting room of the Department Fisheries.
Kazi Shams Afroz, Director General of the Department Fisheries presided over the meeting.
The Representatives of the Ministry of Fisheries and livestock, Department of Fisheries, Department of livestock, Department of Women's Affairs, Department of Social Services, Department of Agricultural Extension, Fisheries Research Institute, WorldFish Bangladesh and fishers' organizations took part in the meeting.
Dr.Md.Nahiduzzaman, Scientist of WorldFish Bangladesh’ ECOFISH II said Participants of meeting talked about various aspects of the fund for improving the living standards of fishermen and conserve Hilsa.
It is mentioned here that the fund was set up in 2019 with a seed money of Tk 3.5 crore through WorldFish Bangladesh and the Department of Fisheries' ECOFISH project funded by USAID.