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Today's Gallery (2019.09.14)

NOT EVEN BABY SHARKS ARE SPARED

Workers carry stingray fish to Cox’s Bazar Fishery Ghat market after unloading those from a fishing trawler. Photo: Anisur Rahman

NOT EVEN BABY SHARKS ARE SPARED

Sharks of different species are brought to the market for sale. The government carries out awareness campaigns to save sharks, stingrays, dolphins, turtles and conserve the biodiversity of the Bay of Bengal, but they yield little results. Catching of these fish and other sea animals by commercial fishing trawlers goes on unabated. Photo: Anisur Rahman

NOT EVEN BABY SHARKS ARE SPARED

The sales of endangered sea creatures at the market is a testimony to this. The Marine Fisheries Ordinance, 1983 empowered fisheries officials to ban catching of fishes and sea animals of any species, irrespective of size, sex, and age, but they never take any such step. The photos were taken recently. Photo: Anisur Rahman

Hilsa fry

Hilsa fry is being traded illegally at the wholesale fish market on Barishal city’s Port Road yesterday. Traders buy the fish at Tk 300 a kg to sell them in villages. Locals blame lax enforcement of a ban on catching, transporting, stocking and sale of Hilsa fry for such illegal trade of the fish less than nine inches long. Photo: Star

herons being sold illegally

Though illegal, local species of herons being sold in broad daylight on Dhaka-Sylhet highway. The sellers say 500 to 1,000 birds are sold on at least 10 points of the road daily. The photo was taken at Pani Umda in Habiganj last week. Photo: Sheikh Nasir

Dhaka University admission test

Braving rain, aspirants wait outside an exam centre at Dhaka University yesterday morning for the admission test under “Ga” unit -- business studies faculty. Photo: Prabir Das

photo of the day

With a plastic bag covering the child’s head -- used as protection from rain, a woman seeks alms on Mirpur Road. Right or wrong, life goes on in the capital. The photo was taken yesterday at Technical intersection. Photo: PALASH KHAN

suffering from fever

A worried Liton rubs his mother’s feet to provide some relief. She has been suffering from fever for the last five days and was admitted to Mugda Medical College Hospital with dengue on Thursday. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Palash Khan

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