Illegal fishing: 16 fishermen held in Sundarbans

Monday, 13 September 2021

The Forest Department in a drive on Sunday night detained 16 fishermen along with a trawler for unauthorized entry into the Sundarbans under Satkhira range and fishing there.

Mohammad Sultan Ahmed, in-charge of Nildumur Station of Satkhira Forest Department, said during a regular drive a surveillance team detained 16 fishermen while they were engaged in catching fish at Mandarbaria canal in Sundarbans without valid documents and passes.

They also seized a trawler and fishing net from their possession.

All the detainees hailed from Rayenda Bazar of Bagerhat’s Sharankhola upazila.

A case was filed with the local police station in this connection, reports UNB.