Navy arrests 15 fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Sri Lanka Navy

In two raids, the Naval troops have arrested 15 fishermen and seized four trawlers engaged in illegal fishing using prohibited fishing gears, this morning.

In one raid, a naval troop attached to the Northern Naval Command arrested one person with 950 kilograms of illegal fish catch using explosives in Mandathivu Island, Jaffna, while 14 others were nabbed off Arisimalai in Tincomalee sea.

The arrested persons with the items were handed over to the Pulmudai police and the Assistant Director of the Fisheries Department in Jaffna for further investigations.

(Ada Derana)