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Thursday 18th of July 2019 01:22 PM

33 fishermen fined, jailed for defying govt ban on hilsa netting

Probashbangla24 online Desk : A mobile court here on Saturday jailed and fined 33 fishermen for catching hilsa from the Meghna and Tetulia rivers in Bhola defying the ongoing government ban on hilsa netting.

Among the convicts, 25 fishermen were awarded one year jail each while eight others were fined.

The local administration with the help of coast guard and police conducted separate drives and detained the fishermen from different places in Doulatkhan, Borhanudin and Sadar upazilas on Friday night.

The team also seized 13,000 meters current nets and 20 kgs hilsa.

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