Around 5 crore 68 lakh meter long current net with 1075 fishing boat has seized in first phase ‘Special Combing Operation-2020’ of the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry. Besides, more 2116 illegal fishing nets were also seized during the time. The illegal nets are harmful for the country's fish sector.
Mohammad Kamrul Islam Buyan, Information Officer of the Fisheries and Livestock said the special drive was launched from January, 07 to 13 in order to protect the Jatka and other coastal fish eggs. During the period, some 755 operation was conducted by 189 mobile court in 13 districts including Bhola, Patuakhali, Noakhali, Chandpur, Cox’s Bazar, Chattagram, Barishal, Khulna, Borguna, Bagerhat, Satkhira, Munsiganj and Pirojpur.
‘In the raids, the mobile courts imposed fine at taka 6 lakh and three peoples were jailed in different period. Besides, 3756 killogram Jatka were seized and later it was distributed in local orphanage. Local district and Upazila administration, Police, Coast Guard and Fisheries officials were also attended the operations. The second phase’s operation will be conduct from January, 21 to 28,’ he added.