Hilsha Fact in Bangladesh
Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayon Chandra Chanda on Wednesday said for violation of the recently imposed restriction on catching, selling and transporting hilsa the offenders will be will jailed for one or two years and fined highest Tk 5,000.
The punishment will be doubled for committing the same crime for the second time, he said.
Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayon Chandra Chanda came up with the information at the conference room of his ministry on Thursday.
The government has imposed a 22-day ban on catching, selling and transporting hilsa in a 7,000-km breeding ground to ensure the safe spawning of this popular fish during its peak breeding period.