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39 fishermen arrested with illegal current nets in Chandpur

59 fishermen arrested with illegal current nets in Chandpur. In a separate operation in Chandpur to protect mother Hilsa, the naval police arrested 59 fishermen.

The operation was carried out on Tuesday in the Padma, Meghna and its tributaries.

Five crore 84 lakh 61 thousand 200 meters of current net and three thousand 155 kg of mother Hilsa were seized at that time.

The Dhaka Naval Police said in a press release on Wednesday that 2 crore 22 lakh 33 thousand 200 meters of nets and 200 kg of mother Hilsa were seized in the Meghna and Padma rivers. Besides, 25 fishermen were arrested for fishing in violation of the ban.

On the other hand, 3 crore 62 lakh 28 thousand meters of nets and 2,955 kg of mother Hilsa were seized in the raids on Meghna and its tributaries. At that time 34 fishermen were arrested.

According to the press release, the seized Hilsa has been distributed among the local orphanages and the poor. The nets have been burned in the fire. Fishermen have been sued under the Fisheries Act.

News Room, October 14,2021