3 detained for fishing with insecticide in Sundarbans

Our Correspondent

29 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

BAGERHAT: The Forest Department arrested three people from the mangrove forest Sundarbans on Monday for fishing with insecticide in Dacope upazila of Khulna.

The arrestees –Monir Dhali, 40, Bellal Dhali, 40 and Masum Dhali, 35 – are residents of Dhangmari village of the upazila. Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Sundarbans East Division, Mohammad Belayet Hossain, said one of their patrol teams arrested the fishermen while they were catching fish from Charakhali Khal area.

They also recovered 10kg fish, a boat, insecticide and a sharp weapon from their possession.

Some fishermen have been fishing by spraying insecticide in different canals of the mangrove forest for a long time.