Coast Guard members seized 80 maunds of jatka (hilsa fry) from a launch at Dhaleswari River in Sadar upazila this (Wednesday) morning.
Coast Guard officer Shahidul Islam said a team of cast guards raided the Dhaka-bound MV Bandhan and seized the huge quantity of jatka at about 6:30am.
None was arrested in this connection.
Later, the seized jatka was dumped under the earth in nearby Char Muktarpur area in presence of upazila acting fisheries officer Rasheduzzaman.
The government banned catching of jatka from February 1 to May 31 to boost hilsa production.