Mother hilsa, nets seized in Munshiganj

Mother hilsa, nets seized in Munshiganj

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Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard Monday during an overnight crackdown on hilsa netting flouting a ban seized 30 mother hilsa fishes and 60,000 metres of fine fishing nets from the Meghna River in Gazaria upazila.
Samsur Rahman, an official of Munshiganj Coast Guard, said they conducted the drive in different areas of the upazila from Sunday night to Monday morning and seized the mother hilsa and the nets.However, none was arrested during the drive, he said, adding that the seized nets were taken to Pagla in Narayanganj where those were destroyed.The seized fish have been distributed to different orphanages, he said.The government imposed an 11-day ban on catching, transportation and marketing of hilsa, to remain in force from October 13 to October 23.–UNB, Munshiganj

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