Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) seized banned fishing nets worth around Tk 115.25 from Chowk Mogultuli Al-Sahani Market at Chawkbazar in the city on Tuesday evening.
Lt. Commander Labib Usama Ahmadullah, a media officer at the BCG headquarters, said on the basis of secret information, a special operation was conducted by BCG Station Pagla led by Station Commander Lt. Shams Sadekin Nirno in the area adjacent to Chowk Mogultuli Al-Sahani Market of Chawkbazar at around 4:00 pm on Wednesday.
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During the raids, the law enforcers seized around 35 million meters of new current nets and 500 pieces china chai nets from four current net shops and godowns in the area.
The seized nets were later burnt in the presence of Executive Magistrate, Upazila Senior Fisheries Officer and Station Commander Pagla, the BCG headquarters’ media officer added.