Preparations need to be made to address the damage caused by climate change in the fisheries sector.
Scientific preparations must be made so that the fisheries sector is not endangered so that the country is not harmed by the effects of climate change. Fisheries and Livestock Minister Sham Rezaul Karim said.
This was stated by the chief guest at the inaugural workshop of the project ‘
Community Based Climate Resilient Fisheries and Aquaculture Development in Bangladesh’
being implemented by the Department of Fisheries and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) at a hotel in the capital on Thursday afternoon.
The Minister said that due to the geographical location, the fisheries of our coastal region are being affected in many ways due to the impact of climate change.
The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock has started various activities to overcome this loss. In order to enrich the economy of the country by extracting conventional and unconventional marine fisheries and enriching the country’s economy through food exports, several projects have been taken up including deep sea tuna extraction project. We need to move forward by tackling the harmful effects of climate change.
We have to be prepared so that the adversity of nature does not destroy us.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the leaders to move the world forward in an integrated and equitable manner at the recently concluded Virtual Leaders Summit on Climate Change. As well as keeping a fund to deal with the effects of climate change.
The Prime Minister’s remarks on a well-thought-out management and integrated approach in the global arena have been hailed by world leaders as a significant chapter. ’
Fisheries and Livestock Secretary Raunak Mahmud was present as a special guest at the workshop chaired by Director General of Fisheries Kazi Shams Afroz. Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock was present as a guest. Taufiqul Arif, Director General of the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute. Yahya Mahmood and FAO Bangladesh Representative Robert D. Simpson.
The workshop was attended by senior officials of the Ministry, Heads of Offices under it, senior officials of the Department of Fisheries,
and representatives of the Fisheries Association.