Bangladesh bans Sucker Fish

| Updated: January 25, 2023 19:24:32

Bangladesh bans Sucker Fish

The government has issued the final gazette notification banning Suckermouth catfish, locally known as Sucker Fish.

As per the directives of the President, deputy secretary of the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry Mrinal Kanti Dey issued the notification on January 11 last, banning the catfish, a handout said on Wednesday.

As per the notification, now nobody will be allowed to import, culture, transport, sell, supply or conserve the Suckermouth catfish, reports BSS.

On September 25, 2022, the ministry also issued a notification as the proposal to amend Section 18 of the Protection and Conservation of Fish Act 1950 aiming to ban Sucker Fish.

People were asked to submit their opinion before the ministry within two months if they would have any objections or suggestions to this end.

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