600kg hilsa seized in Bay, 38 jailed | The Daily Star
08:12 PM, September 30, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:19 PM, September 30, 2015

600kg hilsa seized in Bay, 38 jailed

Coast Guard members today seized 600kg hilsa fish and detained 38 fishermen for fishing hilsa illegally in the Bay of Bengal.

A mobile court led by Tamim Al Yamin, executive magistrate of Chittagong district administration, sentenced them to 15-day imprisonment this afternoon.

Contacted, Tamim told The Daily Star that government has imposed ban on hilsa fishing from September 25 to October 9 to protect hilsa fish during the breeding time.

The fishermen have been jailed for illegally fishing hilsa, he added.

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