In the video shot in the nearshore water of the Bay of Bengal, we talk about the fact that the fishers in Bangladesh are not properly compensated during the fishing ban seasons.
Every year, the government of Bangladesh imposes a 22-day long fishing ban on hilsha fishing from October 4 to October 25. This is done to ensure proper spawning of hilsha fish, and protect their population. During this time, no fishing, transporting or selling of hilsha fishes are allowed.
But how does this ban affect the fishers of our country? And how do they prepare for the ban? To answer these questions, we ventured into the sea and spent a day at Amir Majhi’s boat. He and his family members have walked us through their final day of fishing before the ban season.
Watch their story here:
Camera and Voice: Mohammad Arju
Edit: Nasib Ahsan
Location: Nijhum Dwip Island, Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh