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10 fishermen held, 11 lakh meters net seized in Chandpur

 Chandpur Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:22 PM, 8 October 2021  

10 fishermen held, 11 lakh meters net seized in Chandpur

10 fishermen held, 11 lakh meters net seized in Chandpur

A naval police team during an overnight drive arrested 10 fishermen along with four boats from the Meghna River for defying the government's ongoing 22-day ban on Hilsha fishing, catching, selling, transporting and marketing.

Officer-in-charge (OC) of Chandpur naval police station Md Mujahidul Islam said four boats, 11 lakh meters of banned current nets and 10 kgs of Hilsha were seized during the drive from yesterday night to this morning.

The seized nets were destroyed and the seized Hilsha has been distributed among the orphanages in the area, he added.

The government has imposed a 22-day ban starting from October 4 on catching, selling, storing and transporting of Hilsa, to ensure safe spawning of the Mother Hilsa, during its peak breeding period.

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