The Bangladesh Navy seized 21 lakh metres of illegal fishing nets worth around Tk 6 crore from Pirojpur and Bagerhat areas on Monday as part of ‘Jatka Killing Prevention Operation-2021’.
In the meantime, Bangladesh Navy ships ‘Salam’ and ‘Karnaphuli’ distributed relief and food aid to the affected fishermen.The seized illegal nets were destroyed in the presence of local administration, law enforcement agencies and fisheries officials.
Under the Jatka Killing Prevention Operation, Bangladesh Navy is engaged in rescue operations of jatka in different districts and coastal areas of the country.
It may be mentioned that the Bangladesh Navy ship is conducting drives in different river basins of the country in this operation which started on April 1and will continue till June 30.
As a result of this campaign, the growth of national resource hilsa in the rivers of the country has increased more than before and it is expected to increase further in the future.