Eight (08) local fishermen apprehended for engaging in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command apprehended 08 local fishermen who engaged in fishing activities using illegal fishing nets in the seas off Norway Island, Trincomalee yesterday (July, 29).

The naval personnel also took 1 dinghy, 1 outboard motor, 1 illegal fishing net and a diving mask, used for fishing practices, into custody along with the fishermen. The arrested fishermen, dinghy and other fishing gear were handed over to the Trincomalee Assistant Director of Fisheries for onward investigations.