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Sri Lankan Navy arrests 21 fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 21 fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Sri Lanka Navy arrested twenty one local fishermen along with 6 boats for engaging in illegal fishing using banned nets in the Norochcholai and Udappuwa sea areas.

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijaya in Kalpitiya arrested the fishermen with 6 Fiber Glass Dinghies (FGDs) engaged in illegal fishing using a Surukku net on Wednesday (January 27).

Two pairs of diving fins, a diving goggle and two hand GPS were also taken into custody during the arrest.

The arrested persons and the items were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries (Puttalam) for further investigations, the navy media unit said.


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