Navy arrests 03 persons for engaging in illegal fishing sans valid fishing permits


Naval personnel arrested 03 persons for engaging in illegal fishing without valid fishing permits in the lagoon area of Puttalam yesterday (28th April).

As such, a group of naval personnel attached to the Northwestern Naval Command, during a patrol carried out in the lagoon area of Puttalam yesterday, arrested these 03 persons who were engaging in fishing without valid fishing permits. The Navy also seized a dinghy, an outboard motor and 10.5kg of illegally caught fish during the arrest. The arrested suspects are residents of Kalpitiya, aged 26 and 30.

The arrested persons together with the dinghy, outboard motor, illegally caught fish and other fishing gear were handed over to the Fisheries Inspector of Puttalam for onward action.