Bangladesh is the darling child of Nature. She has rained her bounties on her loving child profusely. Bangladesh is blessed with so many natural gifts. Fish is one of them. For this reason fish is a common item of our food. But at present this fish is the only source of forcing currency. That is why fish cultivation holds a bright prospect for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh is the best suitable place for fish cultivation. Its soil and climate are congenial to fish cultivation. Bangladesh is a land of rivers, canals, ponds, lakes, tanks and big haors. Fishes live there. They breed and naturally grow there.
In countries like Denmark, fisheries are regarded as an important trade. They have done a lot to improve his trade and are now earning large sums of money by selling fish to foreign countries. In our country fisheries have been badly neglected so long though we have an enormous supply of fish. Our government has taken necessary measures and proper steps for the improvement of fish cultivation. A separate department of fisheries has been opened. It is doing useful work to develop this trade and to improve the lot of the people who are engaged in this profession. Today the people who are engaged in fish cultivation are granted bank loans and supplied with necessary appliances.
Now a day’s fish cultivation is a very profitable business. People engaged in this profession are earning a lot. So today not only the common people but many educated men, instead of turning any risky business or rendering service, have taken fish cultivation as their sole profession. Fish cultivation is less risky and less hazardous. With the help of a little investment it is possible to earn a big amount. They need not flatter anyone or to take shelter of any falsehood.
The benefits of fish cultivation are too many to be described. The people of Bangladesh like fish very much. It is next to rice. They cannot pass a single day without fish. It is very delicious and nutritious. Various delicious preparations are made of fish. They are cooked as curry or fry or kabab. Today fish cultivation is the most profitable business. It is a great source of income. The lion share or our foreign exchange is coming from fish. Fishing is a means of livelihood for many people in our country. There is a special caste of lower class Hindus with whom fishing is hereditary occupation. Now a day’s not only the poor Muslims but also people of different classes have taken fish cultivation as their profession and at the same time as source of their livelihood. It has gone a long way to solve our much talked unemployment problem.
There is no undisturbed blessing on earth. Everything has its dark side, So fish cultivation is not free from its dark side. It has got some demerits. Sometimes it is attacked by virus and sometimes falls victim to natural calamities. Again there are touts, brokerers, who cheat the simple minded people engaged in this profession. Again many educated youth think fish cultivation beyond their dignity. There are not sufficient cold storages and ice factories.Fish cultivation holds bright prospect in our country. It will go a long way to lead the country to the path of progress and prosperity.