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Eight people arrested for using illegal fishing methods

Issuing a statement the  Navy said it has arrested five persons along with a fiber glass boat and a purse-seine net (Laila) whilst engaged in illegal fishing in the seas between Kudiramalei Point and Pukkulam.

The arrested fishermen along with items were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Mannar for onward action, the Navy said in its statement.

The naval personnel attached to Naval Deployment Baththalangunduwa has arrested three fishermen along with a fishing net, eight oxygen bottles and two diving masks in Paramunai whilst engaged in illegal fishing as well. The arrested persons and the items were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Puttlam.