GAIBANDHA, Oct 14, 2013 (BSS)-A mobile court here on Sunday, in a drive, seized 50-kg banned hilsa fish from Nutun Bazaar of the town. The court also realized Taka 2,000 as fine from two traders for selling the hilsa during the ban period. According to sources concerned, the government has imposed an 11-day ban on catching, selling and marketing of hilsa fishes across the country that came into effect from zero hour of October 13. The aim of the restriction is to ensure safe spawning, protect the breeding environment and shelter the mother hilsa from any disturbance from October 13 to 23, said ASM Rashedul Haque, district fisheries officer. To make the ban successful, the higher authorities concerned asked the district and upazila administrations and law enforcers to monitor the enforcement of restriction properly and take lawful actions against the violators. The mobile court led by Executive Magistrate Hafizur Rahman also filed cases against the traders. Later, the seized fish were distributed to authorities of two government shishu paribars of the town.