BOGURA, July 10: Illegal catching of brood fish is going on unhindered in the Ichhamoti river in the municipality area under Dhunot upazila of the district.
Sources said some dishonest fishermen use bamboo fence for netting brood fish and fry in the waterbody.
Fisheries Department official sources said some fishermen catch trout from the river in absence of low enforcement agency personnel.
Mobile courts have conducted drives several times against these dishonest fishermen, they added.
A good number of locals said rampant netting of brood fish and fry goes on every rainy season defying low of the Fisheries Department.
They said indigenous species of fish are declining fast from the area. "The Authorities should take strict measures in this regard", they added.
Upazila fisheries officer Mirza Omar Ali said fishing of trout and brood fish in the free water-body by using crosswise bamboo fence is illegal.
"We will take proper steps against those fishermen", he further said.
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