Navy apprehends 9 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing
 


Naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command apprehended 9 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing practices using unauthorized fishing nets in Vidattalativu sea area yesterday (26).

Along with the suspects, 3 traditional boats (Wallam) 5 unauthorized fishing nets and 111 kg of fish-harvest were taken into naval custody. The arrested fishermen, stock of fish and fishing gear were handed over to the Mannar Fisheries Inspector for onward legal action.