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1000 metres of illegal fishing net seized from Halda River

9 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

CHATTOGRAM: Hathazari upazila administration on Saturday seized around 1,000 metres of illegal fishing net laid in the Halda River Friday night by poachers to catch brood fish ahead of spawning.

Ruhul Amin, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Hathazari upazila administration, seized the net along a four-kilometre stretch of the river from Sattarghat to Azimhat.

Ruhul Amin told BSS that mother fish spawns in the Halda River in April and May.

The mother fish has started roaming in Halda to lay eggs and poachers are also active for catching the mother fish, he added.

“The activity of setting nets has decreased during the day by the strong vigilance of police and the upazila administration. However, poachers are setting nets in the Halda at night. In anticipation of this activity, the upazila administration has run a mobile court at night,” he added. Ruhul Amin said that they seized 1,000 metres of fishing net from various spots of the river last night and destroyed it.