80 lakh metres current net seized | 2019-07-16

80 lakh metres current net seized

Staff Correspondent

16 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard seized 80 lakh metres of illegal fishing nets, widely known as current jal, from Munsiganj sadar area on Sunday.

“Acting on a secret information, a team of Coast Guard conducted a drive in Tin Tekka and Al Madina factories located in Naogao and Muktarpur areas under Munsiganj sadar upazila on Sunday” said Lt M Hayat Ibn Siddiqui of Bangladesh Coast Guard. The value of the seized nets worth Tk 17.20 crore, he added.

Later, executive magistrate fined Tk 10000 to Al Madina factory. The nets and net marking instruments were burned in the presence of Upazila Nirbahi Officer, fisheries officer and locals.