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Bangladesh: Modern method of ‘Pabda’ (Butter Fish) farming in Abhaynagar February 14,2020   |  Source: UNB

Alhaj Enamul Haque Babul’s modern method of ‘Pabda’ (Butter Fish) farming in Abhaynagar upazila has not only grabbed the attention of locals for its uniqueness but helped many to become self-reliant. He has set an inspiring example of fish farming in a small plot of land at a low cost. President of Abhaynagar upazila unit of Awami League and former municipality mayor, Enamul Haque began farming fish at Aamdanga village of Sundoli union in 2002. Although he could not make profit initially by farming fish every year, he was successful in the modern method of Butter Fish farming in 2019.

Locals said his record production of 52.48 metric tons of Butter and Carp type fish drew attention of the Fisheries Department. Enamul has become an inspiration to many by producing 11.25 metric tons of Butter Fish and 5.10 metric tons of Carp type fish per hectare. Locals meet him every day to learn and take advice from him. The farmers who were inspired by him also became successful following his method of farming. Enamul was awarded by the Department of Livestock and Fisheries for his success in farming various types of fish and became the best fish farmer at the upazila and district levels.

Sources at the Fisheries department said Enamul began cultivating ‘Pabda’ and Carp types

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