Piers turn silver with hilsa

  • Shoals of hilsa with a silver gleam are being caught along the coasts of Teknaf and St Martin’s Island. Fishermen hope the prices will be higher than in previous seasons because the catches this time are bigger, with each weighing between 800 grams and 1 kilogram. Photo: Jasim Mahmud

    Shoals of hilsa with a silver gleam are being caught along the coasts of Teknaf and St Martin’s Island. Fishermen hope the prices will be higher than in previous seasons because the catches this time are bigger, with each weighing between 800 grams and 1 kilogram. Photo: Jasim Mahmud

  • A trawler arrives at Kayukkhali fishery pier in Teknaf with hilsa caught in the sea on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Fishermen said they caught shoals of hilsa in the past few days. Photo: Jasim Mahmud

    A trawler arrives at Kayukkhali fishery pier in Teknaf with hilsa caught in the sea on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Fishermen said they caught shoals of hilsa in the past few days. Photo: Jasim Mahmud

  • Workers unload hilsa from a trawler at Kayukkhali fishery pier in Teknaf on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Shoals of hilsa are being caught in the sea along the coasts of Teknaf and St Martin’s Island. Photo: Jasim Mahmud

    Workers unload hilsa from a trawler at Kayukkhali fishery pier in Teknaf on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Shoals of hilsa are being caught in the sea along the coasts of Teknaf and St Martin’s Island. Photo: Jasim Mahmud

  • A pile of hilsa is being stored at Kayukkhali fishery pier in Teknaf on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Photo: Jasim Mahmud

    A pile of hilsa is being stored at Kayukkhali fishery pier in Teknaf on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Photo: Jasim Mahmud

  • Fishermen and workers of Teknaf and Shah Pari’s Island pass a busy time handling shoals of hilsa caught in the sea. Photo: Jasim Mahmud

    Fishermen and workers of Teknaf and Shah Pari’s Island pass a busy time handling shoals of hilsa caught in the sea. Photo: Jasim Mahmud

  • Workers bring hilsa in baskets to storehouses at piers along the coast of Cox’s Bazar. Photo: Jasim Mahmud

    Workers bring hilsa in baskets to storehouses at piers along the coast of Cox’s Bazar. Photo: Jasim Mahmud

  • Shoals of hilsa with a silver gleam are being caught along the coasts of Teknaf and St Martin’s Island. Fishermen hope the prices will be higher than in previous seasons because the catches this time are bigger, with each weighing between 800 grams and 1 kilogram. Photo: Jasim Mahmud

    Shoals of hilsa with a silver gleam are being caught along the coasts of Teknaf and St Martin’s Island. Fishermen hope the prices will be higher than in previous seasons because the catches this time are bigger, with each weighing between 800 grams and 1 kilogram. Photo: Jasim Mahmud