Navy arrests 43 fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Mahanaga in Panama of the South Eastern Naval Command arrested 43 persons with 04 one-day fishing trawlers and 01 Fiber Glass Dinghy (FGD) on the suspicion of their engagement in illegal fishing in the general area of Kalmunai on 31st May 2015.

The arrested persons with their equipment, which included 32 diving cylinders, 07 pairs of diving fins, 07 diving regulators, 07 diving masks and 02 GPS, were handed over to the Fisheries Inspector (Karthivu) for onward action.