LAXMIPUR, Dec 19: Coast Guard Bangladesh and Fisheries Department, in a joint drive from Thursday afternoon to Friday morning, seized 25,000 metres of current net from Motirhat, Ludhua fisheries ghat, and Kataria area of the Meghna River under Sadar upazila of the district.
At the same time, they also seized 2,000 metres of Behondi net from the spots. The market price of the seized nets was about Tk 7,00,000.
During the drive, Shahidul Islam, commander of Coast Guard, Moju Chowdhury Hat unit, and Laxmipur Sadar upazila Senior Fisheries Officer Sunil Chandra Ghosh, among others, were present.
Senior Fisheries Officer Sunil Chandra Ghosh said the market price of the seized nets was about Tk 7,00,000.
The seized nets were later destroyed by burning at Moju Chowdhury Haat on Friday morning at the order of Sadar upazila nirbahi officer (UNO).