Navy nabs 13 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing
 


Naval personnel attached to SLNS Dakshina in Galle belonging to the Southern Naval Command together with Coast Guard personnel nabbed 13 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing practices without valid license in the sea area of Akurala yesterday (30).

During the arrest; a dinghy, a trawler, a canoe, a fishing net and a stock of 200 kg of fish were taken into custody. The apprehended persons along with the items were handed over to the District Fisheries Office, Galle for further investigations