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 10 Fishermen from other Districts arrested for illegal Fishing

 10 Fishermen from other Districts arrested for illegal Fishing

10 fishermen from other Districts have been arrested for fishing using illegal and banned  “Surukku valai” by the officials of the Fisheries and Aqua Resources Department, Jaffna.

It was brought to the notice of the officials of the Fisheries and Aqua Resources Department, Jaffna, that fishermen are engaged in illegal fishing using banned “Surukkuvalai”  in the seas off Vettilaikerny.

Following the complaint, the officials of the Fisheries and Aqua Resources Department, Jaffna, officers of the Coastal Preservation Authority and fishermen from Vettilaikerny rounded up two boats engaged in illegal Fishing.

Along with two boats, 10 cylinders and surukkuvalai used for fishing , 10 fishermen from Mannar, Katpiddy and Puttalam areas were taken into custody.

The officials of the Fisheries and Aqua Resources Department, Jaffna are making preparations to produce these fishermen in the Kilinochchi Court.


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