Chandpur fishing ghat full of hilsa hilsa around full moon. In this busy season of hilsa, there is a lot of hilsa at Chandpur big station fishing ground on Tuesday. From morning till noon, about 5,000 tons of hilsa came to this ghat by boat and road at Chandpur fishing ground. Hilsa is being traded at 3 to 4 thousand rupees less per gram than other days.
Talking to the fish traders, it is learned that the fishermen are bringing hundreds of tons of hilsa from Daulatkhan in Bhola, Hatia area of Noakhali and by truck to the fishing ground in big trawlers. As a result, there is no place to keep fish or even a place to walk in this fishing ground. The whole market is full of fish and people all day long. Several fishmongers said that most of the hilsa has arrived today this season, which is known as ‘Namar Hilsa’ (Sagar Mohna Hilsa). However, the Padma-Meghna Hilsa of Chandpur did not come much.
Fisherman said. Abdullah said about 5,000 manas of hilsa had arrived from Daulatkhan in Bhola and Hatia in Noakhali today. Among them, Abdul Malek Khandaker, the biggest storekeeper of this ghat, has brought about 600 tons of hilsa alone. Thus, several other big traders have brought 300 to 400 manas of hilsa. The warehouse keepers are buying these fish from the fishermen at a price of only 16 to 18 thousand rupees (400-425 rupees per kg).
Abdul Bari Manik Jamadar, president of the Fisheries Merchants’ Association, said the frustration of fish traders, buyers, sellers and fishermen would be alleviated if hilsa arrived in a few more days.
Anisur Rahman, chief scientific officer of the Chandpur Fisheries Research Institute and a hilsa researcher, said hilsa is a migratory fish. Especially around the new moon and full moon, hilsa starts migrating from the estuary of salt water to Padma-Meghna of fresh water. They travel to river areas to collect food as well as to lay eggs. If the fishermen do not use the current net at this time, the hilsa can reach their destination. Now hilsa has started coming. He hopes it will continue until next October.