Halda roe collection

  • Carp fish lay roes during tidal surges amid rains with thunder and flash flood between April and June. Photo: Suman Babu

    Carp fish lay roes during tidal surges amid rains with thunder and flash flood between April and June. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Mother fish begin laying roes in one of South Asia’s largest natural hatchery in the Halda river. Photo: Suman Babu

    Mother fish begin laying roes in one of South Asia’s largest natural hatchery in the Halda river. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Fishermen wait to collect roes in the Halda river ahead of full moon. Photo: Suman Babu

    Fishermen wait to collect roes in the Halda river ahead of full moon. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Fishermen collect roes from the Halda river at Azimer Ghat, Ankuri Ghona, Kagtiar Mukh, Gorhduara Noyahat, Ram Das Munshir Ghat, Machhua Ghoa and Sottar Ghat in Chattogram’s Hathazari and Rauzan. Photo: Suman Babu

    Fishermen collect roes from the Halda river at Azimer Ghat, Ankuri Ghona, Kagtiar Mukh, Gorhduara Noyahat, Ram Das Munshir Ghat, Machhua Ghoa and Sottar Ghat in Chattogram’s Hathazari and Rauzan. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Fishermen collect roes from the Halda river at Azimer Ghat, Ankuri Ghona, Kagtiar Mukh, Gorhduara Noyahat, Ram Das Munshir Ghat, Machhua Ghoa and Sottar Ghat in Chattogram’s Hathazari and Rauzan. Photo: Suman Babu

    Fishermen collect roes from the Halda river at Azimer Ghat, Ankuri Ghona, Kagtiar Mukh, Gorhduara Noyahat, Ram Das Munshir Ghat, Machhua Ghoa and Sottar Ghat in Chattogram’s Hathazari and Rauzan. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Professor Manzoorul Kibria of Chattogram University’s zoology department said the mother fish did not lay much roes due to a rise in salinity of the Halda river water. They will release eggs once heavy rains and flash floods begin. Photo: Suman Babu

    Professor Manzoorul Kibria of Chattogram University’s zoology department said the mother fish did not lay much roes due to a rise in salinity of the Halda river water. They will release eggs once heavy rains and flash floods begin. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Professor Manzoorul Kibria of Chattogram University’s zoology department said the mother fish did not lay much roes due to a rise in salinity of the Halda river water. They will release eggs once heavy rains and flash floods begin. Photo: Suman Babu

    Professor Manzoorul Kibria of Chattogram University’s zoology department said the mother fish did not lay much roes due to a rise in salinity of the Halda river water. They will release eggs once heavy rains and flash floods begin. Photo: Suman Babu