Navy arrests 14 fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Naval craft attached to SLNS Gotabhaya of the Eastern Naval Command in liaison with the district fishery officials in Mulativu arrested 14 persons with 06 Fiber Glass Dinghies (FGD) on the suspicion of their engagement in illegal fishing in the seas of Kokkuthuduwai in Mulativu on 14th July 2015. One purse-seine net, 14 CFL bulbs and 05 generators were also taken into custody during the arrest.

Further action in this regard is scheduled to be taken by the officials of the Department of Fisheries.