Bangladesh Navy as part of its ‘Jatka Killing Prevention Programme – 2021’ seized 21 lakh metres of illegal fishing nets worth around Taka six crore from different areas of Pirojpur and Bagerhat districts .
Later, the seized nets were burnt in presence of administrative officials , law enforcing agencies and fisheries officials , an ISPR release said.
During the drive, relief materials and food assistance were distributed among affected fishermen from Bangladesh Navy ships ‘Salam’ and ‘Karnophuli’.
Bangladesh Navy is conducting drives in rivers, tributaries and coastal areas across the country to protect jatka as part of the operation which started on April 1 and will continue till June 30.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)