Jhatka Operation

Hilsha is our national fish. It provides us necessary protein. Hilsha below 23 cm in length is called Jatka. Catching Jatka is illegal image descriptionaccording to the law. But fishermen catch Jhatka indiscriminately thus creating scarcity of Hilsha in peak season. Bangladesh Navy ships had been operating from 2001 to stop Jhatka catch in Bhola, Haita, Ramgati, Barisal, Pathaghata and adjacent area. Total achievement of Jhatka Operation are shown below:





Year Number of ships Involved Apprehended Boat Apprehended net (meter) Apprehended Crew Apprehended Jatka (kg) Value(Taka)
2001 12 42 203,680 25 8,960 11,659,650.00
2002 16 86 461,265 37 2,160 29,542,901.00
2003 7 41 4,065,859 2 145 390,026,750.00
2004 11 8 34,015,057 0 8,423 642,663,400.00
2005 15 5 32,848,530 4 15,980 1,319,256,517.00
2006 16 2 95,736,491 0 58,620 2,487,567,090.00
2007 15 10 61,009,465 13 21,582 3,142,536,300.00
2008 15 0 37,268,154 0 1,923 1,495,895,300.00
2009 14 2 63,472,200 0 1,661 1,911,300,320.00
2010 15 0 63,867,404 0 922 2,387,907,805.00
2011 13 21 75,615,370 7 15,043 3,179,773,570.00
2012 14 1 32,440,592 0 13,900 2,258,240,090.00
2013 18 3 60,989,750 13 3,515 1,266,540,500.00
2014 20 13 2,31,25,271 3 7,452 64,15,10,500.00
2015 13 0 1,64,21,962 8 518 47,03,64,140.00
2016 25 01 1,30,36,550 00 1280 47,21,23,000.00
2017 25 02 2,14,27,370 00 2774 59,60,59,400.00