Pabna, October 29: Sujanagar Upazila Fisheries Department under Pabna district on Saturday seized huge quantity of illegal current nets and hilsa fish conducting a drive into the river Padma under the upazila here.
Officials of the Upazila Fisheries Department seized the current nets when the fishermen were trying to catch hilsa fish violating the ban.
Sujanagar Upazila Fisheries office sources said a team of police led by Mustarina Afroze, an official of the Sujanagar Upazila Fisheries Department, conducted drives into the river Padma at Satbaria, Char Bhabanipur, Sagarkandi and Raipur areas from the morning to till 2:00pm on Friday.
During the drives, they seized 1.35 lakh meters of current nets and 50 kg hilsa fish worth worth Tk 9 lakh.
Later, the current nets burnt down and hilsa fish were given to two local orphanages.