Navy apprehends 24 local fisherman engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel apprehended 24 local fisherman engaged in illegal fishing in two separate incidents on 10th March 2016. Two persons were arrested by the naval personnel attached to SLNS Gotabaya in Eastern Naval Command, along with a dinghy used for illegal fishing. The accused and the dinghy were handed over to the Assistance Director Fisheries in Trincomalee for onward investigations.

On the same day naval troops attached to SLNS Vijaya in Kalpitiya arrested 22 local fishermen with 5 FGD’s, 2 Fishing Nets, 5 GPSs, 3 pairs of Diving Fins and 3 Snorkel. The arrested people long with the items were handed over to Assistance Director Fisheries in Puttalam for further investigations.