August 6, 2021, 12:17 am
Kalapara (Patuakhali) Correspondent: Nizampur Coast Guard has arrested 25 fishermen including 3 fishing trawlers and 10 pitchless nets for fishing in the sea ignoring the 65-day blockade at Mahipur in Patuakhali. The nets and trawlers were seized in a raid at the mouth of Andharamanik river on Friday morning. The seized net is worth Rs 5 lakh.
The owner of the three trawlers was later fined Tk 75,000. The seized nets were burnt at the Nizampur Coastguard station and the fishermen were released on a bond not to fish during the ban. Kalapara Senior Upazila Fisheries Officer Apu Saha, Nizampu Coast Guard Petty Officer Hari Prasad Singh and Upazila Fisheries Assistant Officer Mohsin were also present.