20 Oct 2021, 16:22

Two fishermen jailed, 1.66 lakh meters nets seized in Shariatpur

  SHARIATPUR, Oct 20, 2021 (BSS) - Mobile court in separate drives arrested
two fishermen along with current net and Hilsha in the last 24-hour from the
rivers Padma and Meghna in the district and sentenced them to one-year of
jail each for defying the government's ongoing 22-day ban on Hilsha fishing.

  Two fishermen were arrested with 129 kgs of mother Hilsha and 1.66 lakh
meters of banned current nets during the drives, said District Fisheries
Officer Pranab Kumar Karmakar.

  The seized nets were destroyed and the seized Hilsha has been distributed
to the orphanages, madrasas and poor people in the area.

  The government has imposed a 22-day ban starting from October 4 on
catching, selling, storing and transporting Hilsha, to ensure safe spawning
of the Mother Hilsha, during its peak breeding period.




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