A catfish weighing 11 kg 600 gm was caught in the Brahmaputra river fisherman net in the Majhipara area of Ramna union in Chilmari of Kurigram. The fish has been sold at Thanahat Bazar of the Upazila for 11,600 Taka.
Locals said Gul Mohammad, a fisherman from the Jorgach area of the Upazila, threw a net in the Brahmaputra river on Tuesday night. Suddenly a cat fish weighing 11 kg was caught in his net. Raghunath Barman, a fishmonger from Thanahat Bazar, bought it at a price of Taka 10,400 per kg. At that time a crowd gathered to see the fish in the ghat.
Raghu Nath Barman, a fishmonger at Thanahat Bazar in the heart of the Upazila, sold the fish at a price of Taka 1,000 per kg for a total of Taka 11,600 on Wednesday noon.
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Fish trader Raghunath Barman said that at present fishermen in the Brahmaputra river often catch different species of fish of different weights. There is also a demand for this fish in the market. He said that he bought fish from different ghats and sold it at retail.
It is also known that big businessmen, industrialists, bureaucrats, and politicians bought these fish from him.
Upazila Fisheries Officer Nuruzzaman Khan told the Asian Tribune that big fish are being caught regularly in different areas of the Brahmaputra river at present. Both fishermen and traders are happy with this. We are trying to protect them by setting up sanctuaries for such fish in the area. So that they can propagate in the river.