Use of lift net (Khora jal) in fish harvesting in Ghagot river in Bangladesh

Credit: Abu Sayed Talukder and Zahangir Alam (Bangladesh)

This traditional method/gear is locally named “Khora jal”. The photo shows the practice of setting the lift nets “Khora jal” in Ghagot river, Gaibandha sadar Upazila, Gaibandha District. Khora jal is one of the mostly used fishing gears in flood plain during the rainy season. This triangular net is made of mosquito net attached to its structure which is made of bamboo. This gear is commonly used in the morning and during night. The target catch of “khora jal” is small indigenous species. A fishing survey showed that four species of fish were among the catch of “Khora jal” which are Labeo rohita, Labeo calbasu, Silonia silondia and Eutrophiichthys bacha.

References: Bd Fish Feature

Khora jal fishing method in Bangladrsh




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