Fishing Month


July 26, 2019

Bangladesh faces no shortage of water. The country is the flood plain delta of three large rivers, the Ganges, Brahamputra and Meghna, so you can say that the country’s landscape is made up of an abundance of rivers and water.

This can be disastrous especially now during monsoon season when large amounts of rain will fall, and homes and thousands of lives will become submerged in water. The Sreepur Village’s Swimsafe programme teaches children to swim so that more lives can be saved from drowning.  Visit to read more.

On a positive note having such vast areas of water means that there are many types of fish, and as today marks the start of Fishing Month, we would like to share with you our traditional culture of fish harvesting and production.

Hilsha is Bangladesh’s national fish. As part of our agricultural training, we use fresh water and fresh feed for the cultivation of fish in six of our ponds which are in our grounds. The fish that we cultivate form part of our mothers and their children’s daily requirements for a nutritious diet full of protein and vitamins.

Currently, there are 500 beneficiaries living in The Sreepur Village and three times per week they will eat fish as part of their dietary requirements. Every month we are collecting more than 500kg fish from our ponds so that we can fulfill a nutritious diet for our mothers and children.

Also, as part of our Income Generating Activities, we provide our mothers with training in basic harvesting methods so that, after three years, when they return to their communities, they can independently harvest their own fish from their local rivers or ponds and provide their families with a nutritious diet that will see them healthy and strong for the future.



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