Shahjahan Ali, Kazipur (Sirajganj) Representative:
Twenty-five banned china nets from the Jamuna river in Sirajganj’s Kazipur Upazila have been set on fire after being seized.
On Saturday (June 12), 25 Chinese nets worth about Tk 1.5 lakh were seized in a raid on the Jamuna River led by Fisheries Officer Ataur Rahman in collaboration with Kazipur Police. Later it was destroyed by fire.
Fisheries official Ataur Rahman said fishermen had been warned to use the nets by miking in the river and calling them to the office. But the move comes as fishermen continue to fish with banned nets.