720 kg jatka seized in Munshiganj

720 kg jatka seized in Munshiganj

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Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard and fisheries department in a drive seized 720 kilograms of jatka (hilsa fry less than 10 centimetres in length) from the Dhaleshwari River in Sadar upazila on Tuesday morning.
Rasheduzzaman, senior fishery officer of Sadar upazila, said a joint team of Coast Guard and the district fisheries department conducted a search in two Dhaka-bound launches named MV Sadil and MV Farhan-1 in the morning and seized 720 kilograms of jatka kept in three baskets and two sacks.The owners of the hilsa fry, however, managed to flee the scene sensing the presence of the team, added Rasheduzzaman.The seized hilsa fry were distributed to local orphanages and madrasas.           -UNB

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