A mobile court in Rajbari sentenced seven fishermen to 18-day imprisonments for catching Hilsa in Padma River on Friday night defying the ongoing ban.
A joint team of local police and Fisheries Department conducted the drive on Friday night and arrested them. The seized Hilsas were distributed among the local orphans, reports UNB.
The government has imposed the ban on catching, selling, transformation and hoarding of Hilsa from Oct 1 to Oct 22 to boost its production through protection of mother fish during its peak breeding season.
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