Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 31 Fishermen Engaged In Illegal Fishing

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 31 Fishermen Engaged In Illegal Fishing
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Sri Lanka Navy has arrested 31 local fishermen who were engaged in illegal fishing activities in the sea area of Silawathurai.

The fishermen had engaged in illegal fishing practices using unlawful fishing gear and without a valid licences. During the arrest, seven dinghies, seven unauthorized fishing nets (Surukku), three pairs of diving fins and 12 diving masks were taken into naval custody.

The apprehended persons and belongings were handed over to the Mannar Fisheries Inspector for further investigations.

 

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