Department of Fisheries (Bangladesh)

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Department of Fisheries
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Official language
WebsiteDepartment of Fisheries

Department of Fisheries (Bengali: মৎস্য অধিদপ্তর) is a Bangladesh government department under the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock responsible for regulating the fisheries industry in Bangladesh.[1][2][3] Abu Sayed Md. Rashedul Haque is the Director General of the Department of Fisheries.[4]


The Department of Fisheries traces its origin to the Department of Fisheries that existed when Bangladesh was part of Pakistan. Following the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, the current Department of Fisheries was established. In April 1975, the Central Fisheries Department was merged with Department of Fisheries. The Central Marine Fisheries Department was merged with the Department of Fisheries in 1984 and became its Marine Fisheries wing.[5]


  1. ^ "Department of Fisheries Bangladesh". Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  2. ^ "MARINE FISHERIES LAW: Adopting the precautionary principle". The Daily Star. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  3. ^ "65-day ban on sea fishing begins today". The Daily Star. 20 May 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  4. ^ "মৎস্য অধিদপ্তর". Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  5. ^ "About Department of Fisheries". Retrieved 1 August 2019.