Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 40 Fishermen

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Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 40 Fishermen

Sri Lanka Naval troops attached to SLNS Kanchadewa of the Northern Naval Command arrested 34 fishermen and 12 fishing boats engaged in illegal fishing using prohibited fishing gears Settipuram and Velanithurei beach area.


Meanwhile naval troops attached to SLNS Gajaba of the North Central Naval Command arrested 6 fishermen and a fishing boat South of Mannar on September 6, 2014.

The arrested persons with items were handed over to the Fishery Inspector in Velani and Assistant Director Fisheries in Mannar for further investigations.

Press Release, September 08, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy
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