277 fishermen jailed in Barisal division
04 October 2015, Nirapad News: Special mobile courts, so far, imprisoned 277 fishermen for different terms for catching hilsa fish defying the ban on catching brood hilsa.
Senior assistant director of fish directorate in Barisal Azizul Haque confirmed the matter .
He further said that as many as 740 drives were conducted in the division from September 25 to October 3.
Of them, 438 drives were conducted by mobile courts.
He also said, “A total of 3.89-MT hilsa, 27.37-lakh meter illegal fishing nets and 28 boats were seized during the drives”.
“In the meantime, 413 cases were filed.”
Azizul Haque added that over Tk 6.64-lakh was realized as fine and 277 fishermen were imprisoned.