Navy arrests 3 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing
 


Naval personnel attached to SLNS Welusumana located in Mandativu in the Northern Naval Command arrested 3 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing activities using monofilament nets in the sea area off Chirutivu Island yesterday (26).

Along with the fishermen; a traditional boat (Wallam) and 23 monofilament nets used for fishing practices were also taken into naval custody. The arrested persons and belongings were handed over to the Inspector of Fisheries, Mandativu for further investigations.