Overfishing had decimated Hilsa stocks in this part of the world until the Bangladeshi government imposed a ban in March and April, when the juvenile fish are growing up and moving out to sea.
Kailash Mansarovar yatra: 44 pilgrims from Telangana stranded in Nepal’s Hilsa after travel agency abandons them on return trip
Forty-four people from Telangana have been left stranded since the last four days near the Nepali town of Hilsa after a travel agency they were registered with abandoned them while returning from their pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar. One of the passengers said that the area, where they have been stranded, is completely surrounded by hills and a few of them are gradually falling sick. 'I request the state government to help us get back to our homes safely', he said.
Trawler owners ignore the seasonal bans on Hilsa fishing, driving Bengal’s favourite fish to near-extinction in the Ganga.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra: MEA issues advisory for pilgrims, says high chances of getting stranded due to bad weather
The advisory said the prospective Kalash Mansarovar pilgrims should note that Simikot and Hilsa in Nepal are connected to rest of the world only by air through small aircraft and helicopters.
Kailash Mansarovar yatra: Nearly 1,000 Indians returning from pilgrimage stranded in Nepal's Simikot, Hilsa
The ordeal of the stranded Indian pilgrims returning from Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet is still not over as nearly 1,000 of them continue to await their evacuation at Nepal's mountainous regions amidst inclement weather
Kailash Mansarovar yatra: 250 Indians evacuated from Nepal's Hilsa region amid heavy rains; 17 flights, Nepal Army choppers deployed
Over 250 Indian pilgrims were evacuated from Nepal's mountainous Hilsa region on Wednesday, as authorities stepped up efforts to rescue those stranded there due to heavy rain while returning from the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage in Tibet.
Around 500 Indian pilgrims enroute to Kailash Mansarovar were stranded in Nepal's mountainous region of Hilsa and Simikot due to inclement weather which has also hampered the operation to evacuate them, officials said on Monday.
As over-fishing in the Bay of Bengal takes a toll on the population of hilsa - the silvery tropical fish savoured in India and Bangladesh as the quintessential Bengali delicacy - experts from both the countries are seeking joint initiatives to manage and preserve habitats of the prized fish and weed out perilous practices threatening its breeding.
To prevent the rapid decline in numbers of hilsa in Indian waters, West Bengal scientists have proposed creating sanctuaries to thwart indiscriminate fishing and promote breeding of the fish - considered a delicacy in Bengali cuisine.
With the population of the hilsa dwindling rapidly in Indian waters, a team of scientists from across the country have embarked on a project to save the fish.
In city markets, the prices of the Hilsa have been ranging between Rs 1,000-Rs 1,500 depending upon the size and quality of the fish