In Rangunia, 60 kg of shrimps kept in the yard have been confiscated and destroyed for selling harmful artificial jelly on the shrimp heads. The raid was carried out on Friday (October 6) at a fish farm named Khwaja Ajmir Fishing owned by Kamal Saudagar in Chaumuhani area of Mariamnagar union of the upazila.
At that time, the company has been fined Tk 25,000. Iftekhar Yunus, executive magistrate of the mobile court and upazila executive officer (UNO), led the operation. Upazila Fisheries Officer Swapan Chandra Dey and Rangunia Police Station assisted in the operation.
Upazila Fisheries Officer Swapan Chandra Dey said harmful artificial jelly-like shrimps were found during the raid on fish farms to prevent the storage and sale of hilsa during the ban. To increase the weight of the shrimp and keep it fresh, artificial jelly is inserted into the head of the fish with a syringe. One kg of fish weighs up to 250 grams due to jelly.
Dr. Mezbah Uddin Ahmed Fahim, medical officer of the Upazila Health Complex, said that playing with artificial jelly can cause various diseases of the esophagus and digestive system. Kidney problems may occur. It can even cause skin diseases if it gets on human skin.
Note: In order to keep the reproduction of mother hilsa safe, the catching, marketing, storage and sale of hilsa has been banned for a total of 22 days from October 4 to October 25. Campaigns are underway to stop the stockpiling and sale of hilsa in Rangunia
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