A mobile court on Saturday sentenced 45 fishermen to different jail terms for catching coveted hilsa defying a ban in Belkuchi upazila of Sirajganj district.
Chauhali Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md Anisur Rahman passed the sentences.
The mobile courts operated the drive acting on a tip-off at different points on the Jamuna River in the morning.
They seized 50 kilograms of hilsa and one lakh metres of current net and several fishing boats during the drives.
Later, the fish were donated to a local madrasa.