October 17, 2021, 11:10 pm
Kalapara (Patuakhali) Correspondent: Payra Port Naval Police have seized 6,000 meters of illegal nets at Payra Port in Patuakhali. The nets were seized in a raid on the Mehnab River in Rabnabad on Thursday evening. The estimated market value of these nets is around Tk 6 lakh. However, the police could not arrest any fisherman while seizing the nets.
Later in the night, the nets were burnt in the area adjacent to the Baliatali bridge on the instructions of Apu Saha, senior fisheries officer of the upazila. SI Shahidul Islam, in-charge of the Payra Port Naval Police Outpost, said the nets were seized in a sting operation. The crackdown on illegal fishermen will continue during the ban.