36,000 metres of net burnt for violation of hisla ban
The Department of Fisheries fined a fisherman and seized 115kg hilsa and 36,000 metres of current net during separate drives in the Padma River in Rajshahi yesterday.
Around eight kilogrammes of hilsa and 6,000 meters of current net were seized in Rajshahi city and Paba upazila while 62kg hilsa and 30,000 metres of current net were sized in Bagha upazila.
In Charghat upazila, a fisherman was fined Tk 3,000 after it was caught with 45kg of hilsa.
Upazila Nirbahi Officers and executive magistrates conducted the drives.