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3.5 lakh meters of net seized to prevent Jatka killing in Chandpur

3.5 lakh meters of nets were seized in Chandpur to prevent Jatka killing. Chandpur District Administration, Fisheries Department, Naval Police, Coast Guard, Chandpur Sadar Fisheries Department, Haimchar Fisheries Department, Matlab North and South Fisheries Departments jointly or in the maritime boundary of the upazila separately seized in the last 24 hours till March 29.

The mobile court was conducted by the executive magistrates of the district administration and the operation was conducted with the help of the fisheries department and the upazila administration.

In Chandpur, 3.42 lakh nets have been seized to prevent Jatka killing. The price (at the rate of 20 taka per meter) is 70 lakh taka. According to a report from the monitoring cell of the Chandpur district fisheries department on March 29, the operation is being carried out under the Jatka program.

Besides, 19 cases, fines of Tk. 25,000 and 315 kg of jatka have been seized. 13 raids and 6 mobile courts have been conducted.

Correspondent: Abdul Ghoni, March 29,2021