Fishermen of Cox’s Bazar are returning without catching fish

Just three days after the Met Department withdrew its week-long warning due to low pressure, low pressure has formed again in the Bay of Bengal.

Today Monday (September 19) at noon, the Meteorological Department has again issued warning signal No. 3 on the movement of trawlers in the sea.

On hearing this news, the fishermen who were fishing in the sea stopped fishing and started returning to the ghat. Most of the trawlers in Cox’s Bazar have already returned to the ghat, said the Trawler Owners Association.

The Meteorological Department is fearing the formation of deep circulating clouds due to the low pressure over the North-West Bay of Bengal. Fishermen also started returning to the ghat after noon due to the threat of disaster issued by the Meteorological Department, said Delwar Hossain, General Secretary of Cox’s Bazar District Fishing Boat Owners Association.

He said, in the last one and a half months, low pressure has been created in the sea for the fourth time.

Earlier on the 9th of this month trawlers went fishing on the 16th after the week-long warning signal of the Meteorological Department was withdrawn due to low pressure. And after only three days, the fishermen had to return without catching fish again due to low pressure in the sea.

Trawler owners said that earlier on August 18, the meteorological department had issued a warning signal in the sea for the same reason. Meanwhile, on the way back from the sea, at least two boats capsized and 8 fishermen died. After about a week, when the weather conditions return to normal, fishing in the sea resumes.

Earlier, after fishing in the sea was stopped from August 6 to August 15 for the same reason, the Meteorological Department withdrew the warning signal, the trawlers resumed fishing in the sea from August 16, but just two days later, on August 18, the Meteorological Department again issued warning signal No. 3 due to the same reason. by doing As a result, the fishermen had to return to the ghat before the fishing started.

Cox’s Bazar District Fishing Boat Owners Association Organizing Secretary Master Mostak Ahmad said that there are about 8,000 small and big fishing boats in Cox’s Bazar. Each large boat has 30 to 40 fishermen and small boats have 5 to 19 fishermen. Again, there are only 2 fishermen in the non-engined cockpit boat at Daryanagar Ghat in Cox’s Bazar suburb. Among the trawlers, Hilsa net boats fish in the deep Bay of Bengal and Bihindi net boats fish near the coast.

The hilsa net boats go fishing in the sea with a day’s supply and the bihindi net boats with only one day’s supply. These fishing boats catch small species of fish from the sea coast, which are called ‘Panchkara’ (five types) in the local language.

Due to repeated stormy weather in the Bay of Bengal, fishing in the sea was stopped for most of the last one and a half months and due to this the fishing from the sea has also decreased, said Zulfikar Ali, Director of Fishery Ghat, the main fish landing center of the city.


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