Barisal: The 22-day ban on hilsa collection, transport and purchase ended last night. During this period, 808 fishermen have been sentenced to imprisonment for various terms in 784 cases by conducting operations in various rivers of Barisal division.
Besides, a fine of Tk 15 lakh 38 thousand 600 was collected from them. Out of this only in the last 24 hours of the last day 28 fishermen were sentenced to imprisonment and a fine of Tk 2 lakh 29 thousand was collected.
According to the information received from the Divisional Fisheries Office, during the 22-day prohibition period from October 12 to November 2 midnight, 2 thousand 837 operations were conducted and 1 thousand 18 mobile courts were conducted in Barisal division. Whereas in the last 22 days, the officers of the district and upazila offices of the Directorate of Fisheries visited 310 times different fish landing centers, 4 thousand 358 times different fish ghats, 7 thousand 473 times different arats and 4 thousand 866 times different markets of Barisal division.
And during this period, 16 thousand 123 kg of hilsa was seized in the operation. In addition, 52 lakh 63 thousand 500 meters of illegal net worth 10 crore 78 lakh 33 thousand taka have been seized. Apart from this, an income of Tk 10 lakh 56 thousand 200 was earned by auctioning the seized items.
Meanwhile, according to the data of the department’s 6 district operations, the highest number of 486 people were sentenced to imprisonment in Barisal district. And the lowest has been in Barguna district. Besides, the maximum 10 and a half tons of hilsa was seized in the raids of Barisal district. However, the largest number of 22 million meters of illegal nets was seized in Bhola district. Along with that, the amount of auctioned income in this district is also the highest 8 lakh 16 thousand 8 hundred taka.
Assistant Director of Fisheries. Nasir Uddin said that in addition to the district and upazila administration, Navy, Coast Guard, Naval Police, District and Metropolitan Police, Ansar and law enforcement forces have given full cooperation in implementing the 22-day ban.
Bangladesh Time: 1403 hours, November 03, 2023
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