Big red and black poya fish are being caught in fishermen’s nets while fishing in West-South Bay of Bengal in Maheshkhali and Kutubdia upazilas of Cox’s Bazar. These fish have been caught for four or five days. Later, the local fishermen were very happy as they took each red and black poya to the market and sold it for one to six lakh rupees.
The fishing boat named FB Allah Dan, owned by Mohammad Shahjahan, a resident of West Suturia in Dhalghat Union of Maheshkhali Upazila, went fishing in the sea on Wednesday morning. While fishing in the sea at 10 am, a black poya fish weighing 18 kg was caught in their net. The fishermen returned with the fish around 12 noon. Later, they took the fish to the local Suturia market and sold it to a local trader for 1 lakh 60 thousand rupees. Fishermen are happy to get good prices.
Last Tuesday morning, a resident of Paran Sikdarpara village of Kairabil union of Kutubdia upazila went fishing in the Bay of Bengal by boat. While fishing in the sea at around 3 in the afternoon, a big red poya was caught in their net. On Wednesday morning, he sold the red poya weighing 28 kg for 1 lakh 60 thousand rupees.
While fishing in the sea, a black poya weighing 28 kg was caught in a fishing boat owned by Chaidul Haque, a resident of Saira Dale area of Matarbari union in Maheshkhali upazila on Saturday evening. The fish was then sold at the local Sierra Dale market for seven lakh rupees by fisherman Chaidul Haque. Two days earlier, on Thursday, the fishermen of Chaidul Haque’s boat caught 15 black poyas. He later took the fish to Fishery Ghat in Chittagong and sold it for Tk 11 lakh.
According to local fishermen, a black poya weighing 28 kg was caught in the fishing boat of Chaidul Haque, a resident of Syra Dale area. Later he sold the fish for seven lakh rupees. Large black and red poyas have been caught in fishermen’s nets for several days. The fishermen are very happy about this incident.
In this regard, Maheshkhali Upazila Fisheries Officer Mohammad Abdur Rahman Khan said, fishing in the sea is stopped twice a year for several years. Due to this, breeding in the sea is increasing and small fish are getting opportunity to grow. The small fish are caught in the nets of fishermen in the sea. As a result, the foreheads of the fishermen were opened as big black poya and red poya were caught.