The Navy announced that 81 persons were arrested in Vamaradchchi for illegally coming and catching Beach de mer. Meanwhile 28 boats used for catching Beach de mer had been taken under custody.
Navy had observed boats of the people catching Beach de mer in the Nagarkovil seas of Vadamaradchchi without the permit of Department of Fisheries and Aqua Resources during the night and rounded them up. They had arrested 81 persons catching Beach de mers without permit arrested with 28 boats used by them being confiscated.
It was reported that the arrested persons were from Mulaitheevu MannarTrincomalee , Puttalamand Vadamaradchchi East.
Arrested persons were handed over to the officials of Department Fisheries and Aqua Resources.