99 face legal action over fishing in Barishal
Published : Monday, 19 October, 2020 at 7:38 PM Count : 170
Legal action has been taken against a total of 99 people in five days till Monday morning in Barishal district for hilsa fishing despite the government ban.
Meanwhile, fishes and net worth over Tk 15.12 crore were also seized.
Barisal river police sources confirmed the matter on Monday.
Four cases have been filed and the rest were fined and sentenced to different terms during this five-day period.
During last 24 hours from 8am on Sunday to 8am Monday, around 85,23,000 metres illegal net, 290 Kgs fish and nine boats were recovered.
Earlier, the government has imposed a ban on catching all species of fish including Hilsa from October 14 to November 4 in a bid to preserve the stock of fishes.