307 fishermen jailed, fined in Manikganj during 22-day ban on hilsa netting


Manikganj, November 01: Some 307 fishermen were awarded different terms of jail by the mobile courts in the district during the 22-ban on transporting, catching and hoarding mother hilsa across the country that ended on Thursday.During this period, 3,547 metric tons of hilsa were seized and the mobile courts fined fishermen Tk 5.6 lakh for violating the government ban.

Mohamamd Maniruzzaman, fisheries official of District fisheries Department came up with the information at a press briefing held at his office on Thursday.

A total of 125 drives were conducted by the mobile courts while 319 cases were filed during this period.

Besides, 52.92 lakh meters of current nets were seized which were burnt later.

Shibalaya Upaizla Executive Magistrate AFM Firoz Mahmud was present at the press briefing.

The government imposed a 22-day ban on catching, selling, transportation and hoarding of Hilsa from October 9 to October 30.