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. Also read: Foreign clothes worth Tk 20 crore seized by Coast Guard 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.
Three more dolphins were found dead off the coast of Sitakunda in Chattogram on Wednesday. Mohammad Kamal Hossain, range officer of Sitakunda coastal forest department, said local people in Mandaritola spotted the carcasses of the dolphins in the sea and alerted the forest department. Read:Another dead dolphin found on Kuakata sea beach An official of Sitakunda fisheries and livestock department, Md Shamim Ahmed, said, “The dead dolphins were females, but it is still not clear what caused their deaths. The dolphins could have died after getting stuck in fishing nets." On August 20 also, local people found a dead dolphin off the coast of Bagachtar in the same upazila.