Tuesday, 6 December, 2022

Banned fishing nets worth over Tk 9cr seized

Banned fishing nets worth over Tk 9cr seized

CHANDPUR: Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) seized banned fishing nets worth around Tk 9 crore from the Raghunathpur area of Chandpur Sadar Upazila on Monday morning, reports UNB.

Acting on a tip-off, a special operation was conducted by BCG Station Chandpur led by Station Commander Lt. B M Tanjimul Islam in the area around 930am on Monday, said Lt. Mashhad UddinNahian, a media officer at the BCG Dhaka Zone.

During the raid, the law enforcers seized around 2.5 million meters of new current nets from three Easy-bikes worth Tk 9,03,00,000 in the area.

The seized nets were later burnt in the presence of Upazila Senior Fisheries Officer and Station Commander Chandpur on the Coast Guard office premises, the media officer added.