Fisheries | VOL. 13, ISSUE 77, March-April 2013 |

Save the Hilsa

Hilsa, Tenualosa ilisha, is commercial fish in the Indo-Pacific region supporting the livelihood of millions of people. The most productive fishing ground for hilsa is the Padma-Meghana-Jamuna delta which drains in the Bay of Bengal—the highest landing of hilsa in the world being from Bangladesh. Like Atlantic Salmon, hilsa is an anadromous fish migrating over 1000 km into the freshwater zone, where they are born, for breeding. The young ones migrate back to the sea and remain there till they...

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